for patients

Western Eye Specialists has merged with Vision Eye Institute. 

All patients of Western Eye Specialists’ Maribyrnong location will now be seen at Vision Eye Institute’s state-of-the-art Footscray clinic

Patients attending Western Eye Specialists’ clinics in St Albans and East Melbourne will continue to have appointments at their usual location.

Understanding what to expect during your visits to our clinic is an important part of your overall eye care. 

Helpful information is available here.

Submit your question below and one of our team will get back to you as soon as we can. For more urgent requests please call us at our clinic directly

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If this is your first visit to Western Eye Specialists, you will need to register as a new patient. To save time on your first visit, please bring your completed New Patient form to your appointment.

common questions

Do I need a referral?

As per Medicare requirements generally a referral is required every 12 months if obtained from GP or Optometrist, and 3 months if it is obtained from a Specialist

Although every effort is made to remind patients of referrals, it is ultimately the patients responsibility to obtain one

What to bring to an appointment

  1. Medicare card, Pension or Health Care Cards, Private Health Insurance Details
  2. A valid referral if required
  3. A list of your current medication
  4. Your current glasses

Can I drive after my appointment?

As dilating eye drops may be used we recommend that you do not drive after your appointment.

How long will my appointment take?

As eye testing can be lengthy generally we recommend that you allow 1½ to 2 hours for your appointments.

How can I pay for my account?

We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Master Card or Visa

Does Medicare cover the consultations?

For most consultations there will be a Medicare rebate, however OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) testing is not covered by Medicare.

Do you prescribe glasses?

We suggest that you see your optometrist to have your glasses updated or prescribed.

What do I do in a case of an emergency?

New patients with urgent problems should ask their referring practitioner or optometrist to contact us directly to arrange an emergency appointment.

After hours, if you are unable to contact us or see your practitioner first we suggest that you visit the Western Health Emergency Department in either Sunshine or Footscray. The telephone number there is 03 8345 6666.

clinic locations

Maribyrnong Clinic


Now merged with the nearby Vision Eye Institute Footscray clinic.

Tel: 03 9689 9233

East Melbourne Clinic

Level 4, Suite 406, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 
VIC 3002

Tel: 03 9912 2302
Fax: 03 9912 2306

Working Days: Fridays by appointment only

St Albans Clinic

26 Victoria Crescent, St Albans VIC 3021

Tel: 03 9912 2302
Fax: 03 9912 2306

Working Days: Monday to Friday by appointment only