Eye Surgery Costs And Eligibility

We have options to reduce eye surgery rates for Uninsured Pensioners

Cataract Surgery and Private Health Insurance

If you have been confirmed to have  cataract(s) and have private health insurance, then you may be eligible for full or partial cover for your procedure.  We advise that you first attend a consultation with Dr Furness to confirm the presence of cataract(s).  You may or may not require both eyes to be treated.  Please see our health funds page for more information about participating funds.

Cataract Surgery – Uninsured

If you require cataract surgery but do not have private health insurance, please still contact Insight Eye Clinic for information.  There are options for you.  Please see your below options (if you are unsure which option is suitable for you, please contact us):

  • Private Uninsured – Medicare will cover a portion of the surgeon and anaesthetists fee only
  • Pensioner Uninsured – Medicare will cover a portion of the surgeon and anaesthetists fees and there is a concession for Pension Card holders
  • Public – Cataract surgery is fully covered by Medicare via the public system.  The general waiting time for surgery is 12+ months. If you require both eyes to be corrected, there is a usually a gap of up to 6 months between eyes

Interest Free Finance

Interest free finance is available to help you spread the cost of your refractive procedure.

Pay as little as $59 a week for laser eye surgery over a 2 year period.

If you have Bupa Ultimate, you may be eligible for all or a portion of the costs to be covered following a scheduled waiting period.

Dr Furness is a listed preferred provider of cataract and refractive surgery with many major health funds including HBF and Bupa.

Contact us to find out more about individual surgery costs.


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