How to Use your Health Fund to Claim Optical Rebates?

How to Use your Health Fund to Claim Optical Rebates?

If you've recently discovered that you need to wear glasses then we have good news: Most health funds in Australia will offer an optical benefit, to enable you to get a rebate for the full or partial amount of your purchase. This means that choosing the perfect pair of glasses to suit your style doesn't have to cost as much as you might think!

Depending on your health fund provider, you could even be eligible for two free pairs of prescription eyewear, meaning that as well as the new prescription glasses that you need, you could get a pair of prescription sunglasses for those days on the beach too!

Health funds in Australia that offer optical rebates

Different health funds will offer different levels of coverage, so your rebate will depend on the health fund that you are using. We are able to work will all Australian health funds that offer an optical rebate, meaning that you have no obstacles to stop you from choosing your favourite glasses from our online store.

Here are some of the most popular health funds that offer an optical rebate. If your health fund isn't included on this list then that doesn't mean that they won't offer a rebate: simply that you will need to contact your provider directly to find out more:

  • Australia Unity
  • Frank Health Insurance
  • Grand United
  • GU Health
  • HBF
  • HCF
  • Medibank Private
  • NIB

Unfortunately we can't tell you exactly how much rebate your provider will offer, as these vary from each individual health fund policy and provider. An average figure to bear in mind is that the average optical rebate is between $180-$300 in any twelve month period but this can vary between providers.

Important things you should know

Claiming your optical rebate doesn't have to be complicated. Once you have established that your health fund will offer a full or partial refund for the purchase price of your glasses, simply choose the pair that you love from our huge selection and then make your purchase. Once your purchase has been processed you will be emailed your invoice: this is the piece of documentation you need to send off to your health fund provider who will be able to process your optical rebate: it's as simple as that!

It's important to note that sadly we can't guarantee that your health fund will offer you a rebate: that will depend on the kind of policy you hold with them. If in doubt, please get in touch with them before you start shopping.