FAQ’s Paediatric Clinic
What is an Orthoptist?
An Orthoptist has specialised qualifications in eye health and assesses patients with eye movement disorders such as amblyopia “lazy eyes”, convergence and strabismus “crossed/turned eyes”.
Do I need a referral?
Yes, a referral is required from a GP or an Optometrist as children will also be seen by Dr Sinkar.
Is the appointment covered by Medicare or private health?
Some Extras private health insurances cover Orthoptic “Eye Therapy” appointments, please check with your fund. We require payment in full on the day, please ask our friendly receptionists for a receipt to be able to claim the appointment if applicable. Dr Sinkar’s appointments are Medicare rebateable. We will send the claim to Medicare after full payment on the day and you will receive your Medicare rebate within two business days.
Will my child have eyedrops?
Occasionally dilation of the pupils is required for the assessment.