FAQs – Laser surgery
The cost depends on which surgery you have. This will be determined at the time of your initial assessment.
No. The only health fund which currently covers refractive surgery is BUPA’s top cover. If you are with BUPA, please check if this applies to you. There is no refund from Medicare.
We ask that you pay in full before the surgery. Payment can be by cash, credit card or direct bank deposit. We have an agreement with a secondary micro-lending service if you wish, however, we discourage you from using this service as it is expensive and ultimately costs you a lot more.
Armadale Eye Clinic; 93 Kooyong Rd, Armadale
The initial assessment takes about 1 hour. You have numerous tests. Your pupils will be dilated at the time of the assessment and as a result, you should not drive yourself to the clinic.
No. You cannot drive yourself home from the surgery as your vision will be blurry and you will have had a mild sedative.
No. Surgery is done using anesthetic drops. You can feel pressure on the eye but no pain.
LASIK surgery takes about 10 minutes however, you can expect to be in the facility for about 2 hours.
I recommend that you return to work no sooner than 2 to 3 days after your surgery.
You can usually drive the day after surgery. I would recommend that you have someone drive you to the post-op appointment to ensure that your vision has recovered sufficiently to the point that you can drive safely.
FAQ’s – Lens based surgery
Surgery takes place at The Avenue Hospital, Windsor.
Cataract surgery is covered by health insurance (the level of cover is different for each individual insurer and plan). Clear extractions and ICL’s are not covered by private health insurance.
Costs vary according to your insurance coverage and the surgery being performed.
No. You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery. You will be seen either the following day or within 2 weeks when you will be assessed and your ability to drive will be noted.
Everyone is different. Some patients are able to return to work within the first week after surgery.