A referral from a doctor or optometrist is necessary and to be able to claim a Medicare rebate. A referral from a GP or optometrist is valid for a period of twelve months, whereas a referral from a specialist is valid for only three months.



Full payment is required on the day. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX), Eftpos or cash. We are then able to electronically lodge your claim with Medicare and you will receive a partial Medicare rebate on the fee.


Your appointment

The practice is on level 1, 694-696 Pittwater Road, Brookvale 2100. Our elevator can bring you upstairs.
We are 100m from Brookvale Oval, opposite the Brookvale Hotel.

Allow around 2 hours for your initial consultation.  After checking in at reception our highly trained orthoptists will assess you and perform specialised tests of visual function and acuity using a range of diagnostic equipment.  Most likely they will put drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils after which you will wait for your pupils to dilate before you are seen by the doctor.

The consultations may require detailed investigations or special procedures. Also, if there are unexpected emergency cases during the day, this may delay some appointments.


Can I drive after seeing the doctor?

Drops may be used to dilate the eyes. The time it takes for the drops to wear off can vary, but it generally takes about 2 -4 hours. You are advised NOT TO DRIVE AFTER YOUR EYE TEST as this results in glare sensitivity and blurred vision. It is best is to have someone else drive, or use public transport. Bring sunglasses as your eyes will be sensitive to bright light.



Free Council parking (2 hours) is available directly behind our building, accessible from Winbourne Road and Chard Road. Free street parking is also available. Patient drop off is available at the front door.

If you have difficulty with drop off, please call on arrival and someone will come to assist you.

Find us by bus
Bus stops are located right outside our building on Pittwater Road, near the corner of Winbourne Road/Old Pittwater Road. For information about routes and timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.


Referral, Medicare Card, Pension card, glasses, sunglasses, list of medications, health fund details.