Resources

The following links are provided for your convenience – if you wish to research a particular subject or just to browse. Just click on the site name or the visit site link to access (the site will open in another browser window). If you discover a broken link, or if you would like to suggest a link, please let us know by emailing info@metwesteyecentre.com.au. Thank you.

Eye Conditions & Treatments

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Glaucoma Australia Inc

Be Eye Wise – Avoid Glaucoma Blindness
Glaucoma Australia offers counselling to sufferers, produces an informative newsletter and holds regular support group meetings. Willing volunteers perform much of its administrative work.
Visit site: www.glaucoma.org.au
Phone: Freecall 1800 500 880

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Macular Degeneration Foundation

Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia, affecting central vision. MD is primarily age related and most frequently affects people over the age of 50. One in seven people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease.
Visit site: www.mdfoundation.com.au
Phone: Support Line 1800 111 709

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Vision Australia

Vision Australia is the largest organisation in Australia offering specialist advice on low vision, blindness, employment, child development, accessibility and technology.
Visit site: www.visionaustralia.org.au
Phone: 1300 847 466

Health Funds

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AMA Health Funds

The Doctors’ Health Fund Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is a registered Not for Profit Health Benefits Organisation.
Visit site: www.doctorshealthfund.com.au
Phone: Freecall 1800 226 126

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Australian Unity Health Ltd

Grand United Health Funds merged with Australian Unity Healthcare in 2005, forming Australian Unity Health Limited.
Visit site: www.australianunity.com.au
Phone: Call 13 29 39 for assistance.

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HBF

(Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm, Saturday: 9am – 2pm)
Visit site: www.hbf.com.au
Phone: Call 13 34 23

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HCF

HCF provides private health insurance cover for hospital treatment, as well as a range of ancillary health and related services including dental, eye care and ambulance transport services.
Visit site: www.hcf.com.au
Phone: (02) 9290 0199

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NIB

Monday – Friday 8am to 8.30pm
Saturday 8am to 1pm
Visit site: www.nib.com.au
Phone: 13 14 63

Other relevant links

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Day Hospitals Australia

Supports and represents stand alone Day Hospitals within the Australian healthcare environment by supporting their business and their employees, facilitating communication between members and lobbying on behalf of members.
Visit site: http://dayhospitalsaustralia.net.au/

Phone: 1800 752 822

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Australian Private Hospitals Association

Australia’s peak body for private hospitals, encompassing surgical and medical specialty areas
Visit site: www.apha.org.au
Phone: 02 6273 9000

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Medicare Australia

Medicare ensures that all Australians have access to free or low-cost medical, optometrical and hospital care while being free to choose private health services and in special circumstances allied health services.
Visit site: www.medicareaustralia.gov.au
Phone: General enquiries: 13 20 11

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Veteran Affairs

(connects callers to their nearest DVA state office)
Visit site: www.dva.gov.au
Phone: General enquiries number: 13 32 54

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