WELCOME TO OUR KAREELA PRACTICE
Our optometrists have advanced skills and interest in children’s vision and we want to give you the most thorough care possible. Please allow approximately 30 minutes for the initial appointment. Your optometrist will advise you if a subsequent appointment is required.
Our appointments are Medicare bulk-billed with an additional non-rebatable fee of $40 payable at the time of your appointment. The fee will cover any additional diagnostic tests (including retinal imaging) which may be performed on the day as required for your child.
We look forward to meeting you!
Additional diagnostic tests for only $40
In addition to the initial eye test, a behavioural optometry assessment takes a closer look at their eye focusing, eye teaming and eye tracking skills. It also screens for possible vision processing difficulties. This assessment is for significant binocular conditions such as convergence insufficiency.
For children requiring myopia control monitoring and regular review of their binocular visual skills. Regular cycloplegia refractions may be required if dynamic retinoscopy results are not stable as well as topography mapping. This fee is included in the Ortho-k program.
Certain prescription such as latent hyperopia, astigmatism and progressive myopia as well as binocular problems such as strabismus and amblyopia may require a cycloplegic refraction. Drops (which do sting a little for a few seconds) are used to help relax the focusing system and help the optometrist determine their prescription objectively. Cycloplegia takes up to 1 hour to dilate and sight can feel blurry for a few hours afterwards.
This assessment is for children requiring strabismus and/or amblyopia monitoring and regular review of their spectacle prescription, angle of deviation, suppression and patching regimen. Regular cycloplegia refractions may be required.
Please note that additional diagnostic tests fees are in addition to Medicare and are not covered by your private Health Fund.
PLEASE bring the following to your appointment:
Complete the kid’s questionnaire (DOWNLOAD FORM). Advise the optometrist if there are any particular visual concerns.
Your Medicare card, Private Health Insurance card
Any current prescription spectacles
Any referrals or relevant reports from Teachers, Speech Therapist or OT
We are two-time winners for “Most Satisfied Customers” in Australia for 2018 and 2019 (Canstar Blue).
We pride ourselves in offering you the best care possible and practice to the latest evidence-based optometry practice available. We are focused on improving your visual experience and maintaining eye health, particularly for preventative or continued eye care. We hold ourselves to the highest standard and want you to come away educated, informed and confident regarding your eye care.
We are located at Kareela Shopping Village on Freya St (1-13 Freya St Kareela 2232).
There is free all-day shopping centre parking available (enter through Bates Drive or Freya St for parking).
We are also available at 5 different convenient locations across Sydney with free all-day parking available. Please see our locations page for more information.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at (02) 9528 2041 if you have any questions.
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