Important

DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC – TO KEEP OUR STAFF SAFE:

  • ALL PATIENTS OVER 8 MUST WEAR A FACE MASK
  • ALL PATIENTS UNDER 8 SHOULD WEAR A FACE MASK IF POSSIBLE
  • WE ASK ONLY ONE PARENT TO ATTEND, NO SIBLINGS PERMITTED
  • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF UNWELL

Appointments

Emergencies

Please present to the emergency department at Royal Children’s Hospital for any eye emergencies in children younger than 6 years of age. For children 6 years and older there is 24 hour emergency care at the Eye and Ear Hospital.

Normal Appointments

Because appointments are booked often months in advance please follow the process below:

  1. Ask your GP, specialist or optometrist to provide you with a referral or ask your GP, specialist or optometrist to send us your referral.
  2. Complete the Online Appointment Form below. If successful your appointment will be confirmed by our reception staff within 5 days.
  3. Once your appointment has been confirmed please complete the New Patient Details Form here.
  4. If a Telehealth appointment is required please see the Telehealth section below.

If you have any questions related to booking normal appointments please contact us.

Phone: (03) 9345 6266
Fax: (03) 9454 9398
Email: reception@childrenseyeclinic.com.au

Online Appointment Request

Please Note:
  • By completing this form you are requesting an appointment. Only use this form if you have already obtained a referral from your GP, paediatrician or optometrist. If successful your appointment will be confirmed by our reception staff within 7 days.
  • Medicare requires that you have a current referral to enable you to claim your rebate. Referrals from a specialist last 3 months whilst referrals from a GP or Optometrist last 12 months. It is your responsibility to always have a current referral to cover the date of the consultation.
  • We will attempt to accommodate urgent problems that require sooner attention.
Patient Name(Required)
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    Please provide information about the reason you've been referred to us so that our staff can assist you with your appointment (250 max characters).
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    Examining young children’s eyes successfully can take time and patience. Please allow 1.5 to 2 hours for your child’s eye examination. Please bring a book, toys or devices to keep your child entertained while waiting. Due to the pandemic we have removed all shared toys from our waiting room.

    • Referral
    • Medicare card
    • Patient registration form
    • List of medical problems and current medications
    • Payment card
    • Glasses
    • Sunglasses

    After check in with the reception staff, one of our friendly orthoptists will check your child’s vision and ocular alignment along with other basic tests such as 3D tests.

    Dilating eye drops are usually instilled to dilate your child’s pupil after the orthoptist completes their assessment.

    Dilating eye drops are important for the doctor to perform comprehensive check of your child’s refractive errors and internal eye health check.

    Please see below video for an idea on what to expect:

    Telehealth

    For children unable to come in to see us due to covid restrictions or who are interstate we also offer telehealth consultations with one of our doctors where suitable. After your first appointment follow-up appointments via telehealth may be possible.

    If you have a confirmed Telehealth appointment, please upload the photos and visual acuity below for doctor to review as per instructions emailed to you.

    How to prepare for you Telehealth appointment
    Download the Telehealth HOTV Instructions
    Download the Home Visual Acuity Test
    Download the Matching card

    Telehealth Upload Form

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      Our practice has expertise in tele-ophthalmology, conducted over secure video communication. This increases safety in pandemic times, and for those travelling long distances may save much travel time and effort. Either your doctor will suggest this option, or please ask if you are suitable.

      Prior to the appointment our team will be in touch to provide age appropriate vision testing material to you at home, and coaching on performing the test.