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How do I know I need an Eye Test?

Regular eye checks are an important health check regardless of how your vision seems.   Whether you wear glasses or not, it’s recommended to have an eye check every two years. Book an Eye Test 

We recommend that every adult and child should have an eye examination by an optometrist every two years, REGARDLESS whether you are experiencing difficulties or not as there are many things about eyes that can cause problems in the long term but have few initial symptoms. Eyelines bulk bills Medicare for a standard eye test.*

A regular eye test takes about 20 – 30 minutes.

If you’ve had problems with your vision or your eye health, then it would be advisable to have more frequent tests. It is also advisable to have more frequent check ups if you have health problems which affect the eyes such as diabetes or if you have family members with eye health problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts or strabismus.

If you are experiencing vision problems then you should have an eye test as soon as you can to discuss the issues with your optometrist.

If you notice any of the following symptoms you should make an appointment:

  • Headaches when reading or looking at your computer screen
  • Having trouble reading, or seeing the computer screen or television
  • Getting double vision
  • Difficulty with colour discrimination
  • Difficulty when driving
  • Difficulty with glare
  • Difficulty with night vision
  • Mobility problems especially bumping into or tripping over objects particularly those on one side
  • Any other change in your vision

To book your eye test online click here.

*Eyelines Optometrists recommend a full and comprehensive eye examination which may require additional screening procedures not covered by Medicare. The charge for these services is $10. Health care card holders and children under 17 are exempt.

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