Frequently Asked Questions


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Your eyes should be examined every 2 years. Despite the fact that your vision may feel unchanged, there are many eye conditions that can develop gradually without any dramatic symptoms until they become much more advanced.  Early detection is the key for the more successful management of any eye condition.

If you are a contact lens wearer, your eyes should be examined every 12 months to ensure your vision and eye health are still optimal.


Will you be checking the health of my eyes as well as my glasses?

At Cameron Optometry, your eye health is our priority.  Part of our your comprehensive eye examination includes the assessment of your eye health – front and back.


Will you be putting drops in my eyes and will I be able to drive home afterwards?

In some cases, our optometrists may put eye drops into your eyes to dilate your pupils. This provides a wider field of view for our optometrists, enabling them to better examine the health of your eyes.

For diabetic patients, this is a necessary examination to be performed every 12 months.  For other patients our optometrists will advise you to return on a separate visit for this examination. 

With the dilation examination your pupils will enlarge and vision will blur for several hours. Please bring a pair of sunglasses to wear on the day and you must organise transport or bring a driver with you to drive you home. This is because your vision will not be clear enough to drive safely.




Student with spectacles.jpgWhen should my child’s eyes be examined?

Every child’s eyes should be examined before they enter school (age 4), then routinely every year to ensure normal development.  Clear vision is an essential part of a child’s learning process; therefore it is important to have your child’s vision tested before schooling.

However, if you suspect your infant is not seeing accurately, our optometrists can examine them with other means of testing and refer your infant to an ophthalmologist for further examination if necessary.


Does Medicare cover my eye examination?

Medicare covers a majority of your eye examination.  To thoroughly assess your eye health our optometrists may perform additional testing that is not claimable from Medicare.