In 2012 I bought plastic framed glasses for $57 from Aus Specs. Unfortunately, they bruised my nose after weeks of heavy use. I eventually bought a new metal framed pair from Glasses Point for $98. I buy glasses online, after I get my astigmatism prescription from a bulk-billing optometrist. The numbers (in dioptres) are needed online. I also bought a 68 lens set off eBay for $151, which let me trial different strength lenses.
- Ask a GP for a diabetes and/or immunisation check-up. i.e. a blood count with fasting beforehand. My motivation was seizures. The doctor, who struggled with English, recommended a thyroid check-up. It was bulk-billed at CBD Medical.
- Provide blood at referred pathologist, Sullivan Nicolaides for me. Beware bruising.
- Wait for the GP’s office to provide notification that the results are ready. Doctors did not mention I could have copies of results.
- Prepare a debit or credit card, email address, the sample date and call the pathologist. I was charged $10 for the results email.