Before booking an appointment you should see your local GP or optometrist for a referral. A referral is the written medical advice from a clinical body or primary care provider referring you for further consultation, review, or action with a specialised practitioner. A referral is very helpful for our doctors to have some history and information about your current medical condition from your primary care provider. Also, you are only eligible for Medicare rebates with a valid referral, which needs to be re-issued every 12 months from a GP or optometrist, or every three months in the case of a specialist referral. Our clinic does not accept any indefinite referrals. This allows our Ophthalmologists to keep up to date with any changes by your primary care provider, such as your GP. Referrals must be in writing, signed by the referring practitioner and dated. They also need to be addressed to the doctor you are seeing and the correct clinic in accordance with Medicare rules.