Our eyesight is a vital part of our day-to-day lives, so it’s important to make sure you are taking proper care of your eyes.Ophthalmology is the practice of medical and surgical care of the eyes and any issues related to vision. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors. They have completed specialist training in medicine and surgery of the eyes. They carry out eye tests, diagnose and treat all eye diseases and perform eye surgery. You may see an ophthalmologist in a local private practice, a hospital eye clinic or in a public health clinic.
A referral is required to obtain the Medicare rebate. Your GP or optometrist can assist with referrals. They will also ensure that urgent eye conditions are seen as soon as possible.