First Visit Guide

When you come for your first visit please remember to obtain and bring the following:

  • Referral Letter (GP or another doctor)
  • X Rays, MRI or CT scans
  • Medicare, DVA or Pension Card
  • Private Hospital Insurance Details
  • List of Current Medications
  • Your Medical and Family History

Driving Home: Drops may be used to dilate your pupils during your consultation. These drops will blur your eyes, affecting your near vision. It may take approximately two hours for your vision to return to normal. We suggest you avoid driving during this time and recommend you have someone drive you home, or take public transport. Sunglasses will help to minimise the glare caused by dilated pupils.

Parking: Metered street parking is available or there is a parking station underneath RPAH Medical Centre. Access is via Elizabeth Lane off Carillon Avenue.

Drop Off Zone: You can be driven to the door with a drop off area at the main entrance.

What to Expect

During your visit, you will be seen by one of our orthoptists who will assess your vision, note your medical history and perform testing as required by the ophthalmologist. You will then by seen by one of our ophthalmologists who will examine your eyes. As part of a full eye examination, your pupils may be dilated. This means that you should not drive for two hours. Please brings sunglasses if you have them as this will help with glare.

If you need to cancel an appointment

Please call us during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

Please allow to be at our practice for two hours to allow for pupil dilation and testing. We realise your time is valuable and we apologise if we keep you waiting.


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