Optometrist Bulk Billing Eye Tests - Direct Billing to Health Funds

Eye tests bulk billed


At Optical Discount Centre, all patients with a valid Medicare card receive bulk billed optometric eye examinations for services covered by Medicare. Our optometrist also bulk bills, even if you've had your eyes tested within the past two years. This ensures that all members of the community have equal access to quality and experienced eye care.

Please make sure you bring your current Medicare card with you to your appointment to be bulk billed.

Medicare does not cover spectacles, contact lenses and optical aids. These are covered by Private health insurance funds in their ancillary or 'extras' tables. You do not need a referral from a medical practitioner to have an eye examination by an optometrist.

When should I have an eye test?
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For most people, an eye test every two years is recommended to ensure the continuing health of your eyes and optimum visual performance. 

Regular eye tests at least every two years will confirm the condition of your eyes,  and is an important step in helping to protect your healthy sight for the future. 

Just like with most health conditions, early detection often minimizes long-term damage, particularly as many eye and vision conditions show no obvious symptoms.

You should follow the advice of your optometrist or ophthalmologist regarding the frequency of eye examinations.
ODC Lens Options
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All of our glasses are sold as package deals. This means that the price on the frame includes standard, single vision, hard coated lenses.

For example:

If you choose a frame from the $99 package range, and you want Bifocals instead of the standard lenses then we add $60 per pair: it will cost you $159

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Direct Billing to Health Funds

If you have extras cover, we direct bill optical claims to your private health funds using HICAPS. If you have a health fund card with a magnetic strip, we will most likely be able to claim your purchases from your health fund on the spot. Please make sure you bring this card.

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Optical Discount Centre Pty Ltd
6/2 Victor Crescent
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
(Opposite Spotlight)

Phone: (03) 8794 8255