Retinology Institute patients can rest assured they will receive the highest level of care during their consultation and treatment. We are here to make your experience worry-free!
For your safety and comfort, we suggest not driving to your appointment as your eyes will be dilated with drops to facilitate examination of the retina and other internal structures of the eye. The drops may blur your vision and increase sensitivity to light, therefore we recommend you don’t drive and you bring sunglasses. Your eyes may be more sensitive to glare until the drops wear off.
Before your consultation with A/Prof Heriot, you will see two or more Allied Health practitioners who will test your vision and check your eye health to assist in the diagnosis and management of your condition. While the majority of the eye tests and scans are non-invasive, some tests require a bright light similar to a camera flash.
Tests you may have
During the preliminary examination, you will undergo a vision test to quantify the clarity of your distance and near vision. Please note that A/Prof Heriot is a retinal physician and surgeon and does not prescribe or dispense glasses or contact lenses.
The pupil dilating drops will be instilled and Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans performed to provide very highly detailed images of the retina and macula.
Read on for an overview of the testing methods you might expect during your consultation at Retinology Institute.
Failure to Attend/Cancellation within 24 hours of Appointment Fee:
Standard consultation fees may apply for cancellations and changes within 24 hours of scheduled appointments, and for failing to attend your appointment.