An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and managing disorders of the eye and visual system.

Services provided

  • Diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the eye and visual system
  • Eye surgery
  • Prescription of glasses and contact lenses


You need a referral from a doctor to see an ophthalmologist.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your ophthalmologist.


Ophthalmologist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare. 

Ophthalmologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.