maximeyes
Unit 1, 7a Wentworth Street
Manly NSW 2095

2 hour free parking is conveniently located at the Coles/Council carpark on Wentworth Street.

Our clinic is based in Manly, on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney. If there’s anything about your eyes or vision you are experiencing problems with, or like to discuss, contact us now! To book in for an eye exam or request further information please call the practice on (02) 9977 2554 or submit your query here. We'll get back to you ASAP.

    FAQ's

    • Common eye disorders
    • General
    • Health Insurance

    What is Dry Eye?

    Dry eye is a common eye problem which is becoming more frequent due to increased screen and device use. It occurs when the natural protective fluid in your eye is not balanced. Common symptoms can be dry, gritty, burning or red eyes, fluctuating vision or even watery eyes. Addressing dry eye sooner rather than later is important to prevent persistent symptoms.

    If the information you require is not available here please feel free to contact us directly.

    What is Conjunctivitis or “Pink Eye”?

    Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva (this is the membrane that lines the white part of the eye). It is best to have an assessment as treatment differs depending on the cause and it can be contagious.

    Could Diabetes affect my eye sight?

    Diabetes is a condition that can affect the small blood vessels of the body, such as those in the fingers, toes, kidneys and eyes. Annual dilated eye checks (checks using eyedrops) are important in looking out for early diabetic complications in the eye.

    What does having a Cataract mean?

    Cataracts are when the lens structure inside the eye becomes cloudy and harder to see through. Vision cannot always be improved with spectacles and may need surgical intervention where a plastic lens is inserted in place of the cataract.

    What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

    Macula degeneration is a disease that gradually destroys the macula region of the eye. This area is important because it is your central field of view and is responsible for seeing fine detail when reading, driving and recognising faces. It is important to be screened regularly for AMD, especially if there is family history.

    What is Glaucoma?

    Glaucoma is a disease where the optic nerve that takes information from the eye to the brain slowly deteriorates. The problem with glaucoma is that in the early stages there are usually no signs or symptoms, vision will often be good with no pain or discomfort. However if left untreated/undetected it can cause irreversible blindness. It is important to be screened regularly for glaucoma, especially if there is family history.

    What does Amblyopia mean?

    This is when one or both eyes do not work as well as they should despite the eye being healthy. It is often referred to as having a “lazy eye”.

    What is Strabismus?

    Strabismus is when the eyes point in different directions. This may be sometimes or all the time. Strabismus often results in amblyopia.

    What is Presbyopia?

    Presbyopia is the gradual loss of flexibility of the lens structure inside the eye as we age. Common symptoms include difficulty reading, especially in dim light, or holding things further away to try and keep them clear.

    What is Hyperopia or long-sightedness?

    Hyperopia is a common vision problem where things far away are easier to see than things up close. There are not always symptoms for hyperopia, but you may have trouble reading, focusing, headaches, eyestrain or worsening vision in the evening.

    How often should I have my eyes checked?

    Annually, unless specified otherwise.

    From what age should my child have an eye test?

    We recommend all children have a comprehensive eye check prior to starting school. However, there is no harm in bringing your child or baby in for a screening at any time, especially if there are any risk factors/family history or if they have any difficulties or discomfort.

    How much are appointments for babies and kids?

    All children under 18 are bulk billed for their consultations.

    How much is my appointment?

    Standard consultations including retinal photos are $100, from which you will receive a medicare rebate.
    Should you need any further tests these will be discussed with you.
    To find out exactly your eligibility or rebate please contact us.

    Do I need an ocular dilation assessment?

    All first time patients are recommended a dilated ocular assessment to establish a baseline for your eye health.

    What is an ocular dilation assessment?

    This refers to a test done using special eyedrops which open the pupils and allow a more thorough check of your eye health status.

    How long are the appointments?

    Appointment times depend on the tests needed. Children are usually 30 minutes.
    We recommend allowing one hour for appointments for adults, however should you need an ocular dilation assessment, give yourself another hour before driving.

    What about my private health insurance, what does it cover?

    We’re registered with all major Australian health funds for your optical rebate which includes prescription contact lenses, prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses.

    If the information you require is not available here please feel free to contact us directly.