Because prescription glasses, contact lenses and prescription sunglasses aren’t covered by Medicare, many turn to private health funds that includes optical benefits in order to reduce vision costs.
Our Balmain 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:
- One comprehensive eye test every three years (for those under 65 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, retinal imaging, 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 Balmain Staff Are 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 Balmain Vision
We provide both routine eye care and a huge range of optical choices, we can process your Medicare claim and your health fund on site. If you need help figuring out your coverage, we invite you to call our practice for guidance before you come in for your visit. Our staff has extensive experience working with Medicare and all private health funds and we will be glad to help you understand what benefits are available for you. View all our accepted health funds here.
- Medibank Private
- RT Health Fund
- Latrobe Health Services
- TUH Health Fund
- Police Health
- Phoenix Health Fund
- GU Health
- AHM Health Insurance
- Teachers Health
- Australian Unity
- Health Partners
- Doctors' Health Fund
- Navy Health
- CBHS Health Fund
- Frank Health Insurance
- CUA Health Limited
- Defence Health
- Transport Health
- CBHS Corporate Health
- Health Care Insurance
- Nurses & Midwives Health
- Qantas Insurance
- GMF Health Insurance