Eye examinations provided by optometrists are subsidised Medicare for all permanent residents of Australia. All Australians qualify for optometric benefits without having to take out private health insurance.
You will receive Medicare benefits for eye examinations, except for some contact lens fitting consultations and some examinations that test your visual fitness to drive, fly or be employed by organisations such as the Australian Defence Forces. Additional testing such as Digital Retinal Photography are not eligible for a Medicare Rebate.
Ottica Perri direct bills the government on your behalf. This is also known as ‘Bulk-Billing’. There is no cost to you other than the additional tests.