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Elizabeth Eye Care opens in Adelaide

The ACO's first South Australian clinic has opened its doors!  Located in Elizabeth, about 30-40 minutes north of Adelaide CBD, Elizabeth Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care for adults and children including the provision of diagnostic imaging services.

Our service will also offer low cost spectacles through the GlassesSA program, as well as competitive pricing for other visual aids. All patients with Pensioner or Health Care cards, as well as refugees, asylum seekers and Aboriginal people will be bulk-billed with no out of pocket costs for any diagnostic imaging that is required.

More information about Elizabeth Eye Care can be found here.



Changes to bulk billing

The ACO has made some changes to how we bill our patients. We remain fully committed to providing subsidised eyecare and bulk billed services to:
• Pensioner Card and Health Care Card holders (or listed on one as a dependent)
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
• Refugee and asylum seekers

From June 3rd 2019, other patients that attend the ACO for eye care will no longer have the consultation fee bulk billed to Medicare. For a comprehensive consultation you will be required to pay an out of pocket fee of $35 in most instances. Your fee will all include all clinically necessary imaging and diagnostic assessments at your appointment.

More details on pricing is available here

Quality eyecare services

The Australian College of Optometry provides quality, affordable eye care services to through clinics in metropolitan Melbourne and Adelaide, outreach programs and a network of private optometrists in rural Victoria.

Anyone is welcome to attend an ACO eyecare clinic.  Subsidised glasses may be avaialble if you have:

  • a Pensioner Concession Card, or

  • a Health Care Card

If you have an enquiry or would like to make an appointment please contact us on 03 9349 7400 (VIC) or (08) 7009 4294 (SA).

Improve your patient care with the ACO Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics

The need for optometrists to be trained to prescribe medicines for the treatment of ocular conditions is becoming more prominent. With optometry graduates now completing their studies with a therapeutics qualification, the expectation of becoming therapeutically qualified has increased.

The Australian College of Optometry’s Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics was created to provide a quick and affordable solution to becoming therapeutically qualified for optometrists. The course provides flexible, self-paced online learning, allowing optometrists to successfully balance their work and home life, without the commitment of scheduled, face to face learning. Read Full Article

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