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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 Victorians through clinics in metropolitan Melbourne, 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.

 

 

 

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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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