Our Doctors operate at the NSW Eye Centre within Sydney Private Hospital.

Dr. David Wechsler also operates at Macquarie University Hospital.

Dr. Peter Kim also operates at Epping eye surgery and Liverpool Eye Surgery.

For most consultations it is advisable that you do not drive to your appointment. This is because the vision can be blurred following the installation of eye drops.

Burwood station is a ten minute easy walk from our clinic.

There is a car park behind our clinic building. Entry is from Webbs lane (see map). Parking is free of charge but subject to availability. During busy times the carpark gets very full. Please note that parking is at your own risk. There is also on street parking nearby in the surrounding streets. Please note these are mainly two hour zones, and often more than two hours will be required for your appointment.

When payment is made at the time of consultation we can send your claim through to Medicare for you. Please note that to claim the Medicare rebate you must have a valid referral.

Unfortunately Private health insurance does not cover any of the cost for attending medical doctors in their practices. This also extends to any procedures that are performed in office such as lasers and other minor procedures. There is a Medicare rebate for consultations and for most procedures and tests performed in office, which you can claim back from Medicare after payment of our fee. The staff will explain the costs involved for your consultations and treatment.

Private health insurance can cover part of the cost for surgical procedures performed in hospitals, depending on your level of cover.

It is a Medicare requirement that to claim the Medicare rebate you require a referral made out to the specialist from either your GP or Optometrist. The referral will be valid for a 12 month period. Other specialists can also provide a referral – but please note these referrals only last 3 months. While you can still be seen without a referral you will not be able to claim the Medicare rebate towards the cost of the consultation. Also it is good medical practice for written communication to occur between the various members of the health care team.

Your treating Ophthalmologist may have requested an opinion with one of our specialists due to the nature of your condition, as some of our doctors have particular sub-specialty expertise.

While both are eyecare health professionals Ophthamologists are medically trained eye specialists who provide medical, laser and surgical treatments for eye disease. Optometrists generally focus on optical treatments, such as glasses and contact lenses, but there is some overlap in the work that Ophthalmologists and Optometrists do. We also often work collaboratively in the care of our patients.

As part of the work up for eye disease we often measure the strength of glasses that are required to correct your vision. This enables us to work out whether glasses or contacts might be an appropriate treatment for you, and also gives us important information to help inform decision-making about potential surgical interventions.

However being fitted with a pair of glasses is more than just obtaining a ‘refraction’, and we recommend that you see an Optometrist as they specialise in providing glasses for people on a regular basis, and have insight into the whole process from refraction to dispensing.

In NSW all people over the age of 75 require a ‘fitness to drive’ medical assessment annually. The form usually arrives in the month before your birthday. People under the age of 75 with certain medical conditions (including eye conditions) may also require these done on a regular basis. It is important that you let us know ahead of time if you have one of these forms to be filled out, as extra testing may be required.

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