Our Fees & Payment

Specialist Eye Centre is a private practice facility. We try to provide clear costing for each visit. Consultations and any tests carried out will be discussed with our staff. Please enquire prior to your visit about expected costs.

Our Fees

The cost of your initial Laser/ Refractive Surgery consultation with Dr Fernando ($240.00) is potentially refundable should you go ahead with surgery - ask us how. If you live local to Bathurst you may be eligible for a $60 initial pre-assessment by our clinical staff instead.

If you require surgery, you will be provided with a written "Informed Financial Consent" which sets out the expected costs and any benefits that may be payable by Medicare and your private health fund.

To learn more about the costs associated with laser eye surgery click here.

Payment Policy

Payment of fees for consultations and treatment provided in our rooms is payable on the day the service is provided.

For Laser Eye surgery, the patient will be given the account for the surgical fees when the surgery is booked. For Laser Vision Correction, a 50% down-payment is required at least one week prior to surgery to pay for the third-party facility fee. The rest of the fee is payable within 7 days of surgery.

Accounts for non-laser surgery fees will normally be handed to the patient on arrival for their first post-operative appointment, or they will be mailed within a few days of the surgery. Payment for surgery should be made within 7 days of surgery.

Methods of Payment

Bathurst Rooms

Payment of accounts can be made by cash, EFTPOS, cheque (made payable to Specialist Eye Centre), or by credit card. We accept Mastercard or VisaCard. We do not accept American Express and Diners Club.

Lithgow Rooms (Refractive/ Laser consultations are not conducted here)

Payment of accounts can be made by cash, EFTPOS, cheque (made payable to Specialist Eye Centre), or by credit card. We accept Mastercard or VisaCard. We do not accept American Express and Diners Club.