Because prescription glasses, contact lenses and prescription sunglasses aren’t covered by Medicare, many include extras cover with their private health insurance to reduce some of their eyewear costs.
Our Glenelg staff will help you maximise your claim and reduce any out-of-pocket expense so you get the best possible value out of your optical benefits.
What Does Medicare Cover?
Anyone holding a current Medicare card has access to Optometric eye care at any time if they have particular concerns or have noticed changes to their vision.
Our regular or routine eye health checks are covered on the following basis:
- One comprehensive eye test every three years (for those under 65 years years)
- One comprehensive eye test every year (if you’re 65 +)
- Contact lens consultations (within a specific range of optical prescriptions)
- Eye tests as needed if you have an eye condition, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration
Are All Eye Tests Covered by Medicare?
Not all. More specific eye tests, such as those for contact lenses, vision therapy or dry eye may incur additional costs.
What About Private Health Funds?
Private health funds don’t typically cover eye tests, but depending on your policy, they may cover up to 100% of the cost of frames, prescription lenses, or contact lenses.
Our Glenelg Staff Is Here To Help You With Your Private Health Fund
Whether you’re looking for contact lenses, glasses, or the latest in designer brand frames, we’re here to assist you by helping you claim optical benefits on the spot, thus reducing out-of-pocket expenses.
We Accept All Health Funds at Holdfast Bay Optometry
Our staff can process both your Medicare claim and your health fund rebate at the time of your visit. If you are not sure of your entitlements, we can give you guidance on what to expect and some funds will allow us to make an enquiry on your behalf to confirm what you are covered for. View All Our accepted health funds here.
- ACA Health Benefits Fund
- AHM Health Insurance
- Australian Unity
- Budget Direct
- CBHS Corporate Health
- CBHS Health Fund
- CDH Benefits Fund
- CUA Health Limited
- Defence Health
- Doctors' Health Fund
- Frank Health Insurance
- GMF Health Insurance
- GU Health
- Health Care Insurance
- Health Partners
- Latrobe Health Services
- Medibank Private
- Mildura Health Fund
- My Own
- Navy Health
- Nurses & Midwives Health
- Phoenix Health Fund
- Police Health
- Qantas Insurance
- Queensland Country Health Fund
- RT Health Fund
- St. Lukes Health
- TUH Health Fund
- Teachers Health
- Transport Health