Retinology Institute is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, and values patients. Therefore, we have a key role in minimising the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19 and the impact in our workplace.  COVID-19 processes change regularly, so we encourage you to check this page before you attend our clinic. The Information below outlines our practice’s COVID-19 policy, however if you require further information, please contact reception via email or on 03 8823 9000.

This information applies to all patrons of Retinology institute.

We ask that patients only enter the clinic at their appointment time- If nyou arrive early, you may be asked to wait outside or in the car. Alcohol-based hand sanitiser is available on arrival and all visitors are asked to oblige in disinfecting their hands.

Family members and/or carers are not permitted. If you believe your circumstances may require accompaniment, please contact reception prior.

Please note we only accept contactless payment. We do not accept cash or cheques.

In accordance with our effort to maintain social distancing and density limits, family members and/or carers are not permitted. The waiting room is reserved for patients only. If you believe your circumstances may require accompaniment, please contact reception prior.

Should you fall into the category of being accompanied by a non-essential carer and/or family member but would like them to be present for the consultation with the specialist, please arrange this with reception upon arrival so that the individual may be called in.

Paediatric patients: Only one parent is permitted for the preliminary testing with the Orthoptist. Both parents may be present for the consultation with the specialist.

All patients and visitors are required to wear masks upon entering the clinic. Where possible, we encourage all patrons to bring their own mask however in the event that you need one, please request one at reception.

In line with Department of Health advice, all elective surgery patients must undergo pre-operative testing prior to their admission to hospital.

This is an important measure to further ensure patient safety during surgery, as undergoing surgery while infected with COVID-19 may require your care team to take additional precautions it also helps to further protect vulnerable people within healthcare settings, and reduce the spread of infection during this time.

As per the current instructions from Cabrini Hospital, Patients must source a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) to undertake one day prior to their surgery

Retinology Institute is following all DHHS, Commonwealth and other official guidelines and recommendations to ensure the safety of all patients and staff, and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

For more COVID-19 information and resources, we encourage you to refer to the Department of Health website or contact their dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.