Eye Testing Bankstown & Canley Heights
Eyecare Network provides Medicare Bulk Billed Eye Testing at our practices in Bankstown & Canley Heights. Our Optometrists only provide full complete thorough comprehensive eye exams. Our eye tests take a minimum of 30 minutes and you can expect your first consultation with us to take 45 minutes (even if you have had your eyes tested elsewhere in the past two years).
The average life expectancy of Australians’ is now over 80 years old. To give your eyes the best chance to last the distance, please make sure you have regular eye examinations with your Eyecare Network Optometrist. To arrange an appointment, please contact our friendly staff today.
Why choose Eyecare Network?
Simple, we pride ourselves on the thoroughness of our eye examinations. All of our Optometrist do full complete comprehensive eye tests to ensure you obtain the best outcome for your eye concerns.
We examine your prescription in 3 ways, firstly with our Nidek auto-refraction machine, then by using phoropters, and followed by a free space trial framing of your prescription. We then do extensive tests to examine how your eyes perform binocularly as a team both in the distance and up close.
Lastly, we perform a thorough detailed ocular health exam of the anterior (external) eye followed by a pupil dilation to examine the posterior (internal) eye.
All our exams include the detection of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. And all our exams include free retinal photography (valued at $45). And if this is not enough, our advanced OCT machine may be used to examine deeper into the unseen layers of your eye. This gives us more in depth information as to the health of your eyes.
Not happy with your last eye test? Did your last eye test feel rushed or took less than 10 minutes? Simply looking for a more thorough eye exam? Or is this going to be your first time? Then please contact our friendly staff to book an appointment today!
Frequently asked questions
What should I bring to my eye test?
- Medicare Card
- Health Fund Card (if applicable)
- Pension Card (if applicable)
- List of Current Medications
- Current Spectacles / Contact Lenses
- A good dark pair of Sunglasses (Due to pupil dilation)
How often should I have my eyes examined?
Our Optometrists recommend that you have your eyes examined at least every 6-24 months. Every individual is different and the time frame may vary depending on your age or any pre-existing ocular conditions. Please contact our friendly staff to find out how frequent your eye exams should be.
My child can’t read or talk yet? Can you still test their eyes?
YES! We do a range of non-verbal objective tests to obtain their spectacle prescription and to rule out lazy eyes and ocular disease. We recommend your child have their first eye check by the age of 2, or sooner if you feel there is a problem.
Can I drive home after pupil dilation?
We recommend that you do not drive within 2 hours of having your pupils dilated. Please bring a good pair of dark sunglasses to your appointment and if possible, a driver to take you home. If this is difficult, you are most welcome to sit in our practice before you head home.
Do I need a referral to see your Optometrist?
No. But our practices can be quite busy, so we do strongly recommend you contact our friendly staff to arrange an appointment.
What if my last eye test was within 2 years?
No problems! We treat all new patients the same regardless of the time frame of your last eye check. Even if you wish to have a second opinion, we will still spend the 45-60 minutes with you on your first consultation.
What if I do not have a Medicare card?
No problems! We charge the standard Medicare non bulk-bill fee. Our fees are very competitive and fair and we do not over charge.
I think I have an eye infection? Should I see my GP or my Optometrist?
All our Optometrists are therapeutically qualified to prescribe ophthalmic medicines. This higher level of training allows our Optometrist to diagnose and treat anterior eye infections and we are able to write PBS topical prescriptions if need be. Your GP can also diagnose and treat certain eye infections, but we always recommend you clarify with your GP if they carry the necessary equipment to view the eye in detail.
Are your staff Multilingual and do they speak Vietnamese?
Yes. The majority of our staff at Canley Heights and Bankstown are all fluent in Vietnamese. We appreciate that our practices are located in suburbs with a large Vietnamese community and purposely hire Vietnamese speaking staff. We also have staff that are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Teui Chiew. And of course, all our staff are fluent in English.