Information For Patients

FAQs regarding your eye appointment

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The following information about your visit will assist you prior to visiting Maroochy Eye Specialists.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • Please bring your current referral

  • Current medications list and health summary from your GP or Optometrist (if available)

  • Your current spectacles

  • Medicare card and/or DVA card

  • Pension/health care card

  • Private fund card

  • Please arrange a driver or alternative transport

  • Sunglasses for your comfort

Do I need a referral?

Yes, in order to receive your full Medicare rebate please make sure you have a current referral from your Optometrist, General Practitioner or Ophthalmologist/Specialist.  If your referral has been sent to us directly, please notify our staff.

How long will the appointment take?

Please allow up to 2 hours for your appointment.  This will include check in, pre-testing and your consultation with the Ophthalmologist.

Payment Options

Maroochy Eye Specialists will provide a full account at the end of your consultation and payment is required on the day.  We accept cash, cheque, Eftpos and all standard credit cards (excluding Amex and Diners). Your expected fee will be advised at the time of booking your appointment and this may include any clinical tests performed as part of your consultation.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team on (07) 5406 9996.

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE APPOINTMENT?

You will undergo some pre-testing with our clinical team prior to seeing the Ophthalmologist.

During your visit dilating drops may be necessary to provide a comprehensive eye examination. Dilation will make your eyes light sensitive and some patients may feel that their vision has been blurred. It is recommended that you do not drive as this will blur your vision for approximately 4 hours.

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HOW TO FIND US

Maroochy Eye Specialists is conveniently located in the continually expanding medical hub on Wises Road, with easy access to public transport, and plenty of car parking on site. (Note that some SatNav systems list our address as Maroochydore 4558, and some as Buderim 4556). The building entry is down the path to the left of Sunshine Coast Radiology.  Take the lift to Level 1 and you will see us as soon as the doors open.

PARKING

FREE parking (3 hour limit) is conveniently located in front of the building (please take care not to park in restricted spaces). Alternatively, there is a multi-storey car park behind us, which offers free parking for the first hour (small fee thereafter). Both options are accessed via Darby Close.