Protecting yourself from the sun’s UV rays is an important part of keeping your eyes healthy, yet more than half of Australians don’t protect their eyes when they’re in the sun. Sunnies should be a wardrobe staple, so can you claim prescription sunglasses using your health insurance? Read on to find out.
Claiming sunglasses with health insurance
Many major health funds include prescription sunglasses as part of their optical extras cover, so adding a stylish pair of prescription sunnies to your look can be a great way to get extra value with your optical extras. At Specsavers, we’ve partnered with a wide range of local and international designers — from Alex Perry to Kylie Minogue to Will.i.am — to create a collection of on-trend sunnies to suit your personal style.
Depending on your level of cover, as a health fund member, you may be able to get your prescription sunglasses including full UV protection with no or low out-of-pocket expense. If you have Medibank extras or Bupa extras, you may be eligible to claim two designer styles from the $199 range no gap.
How do I claim prescription sunglasses?
Using your optical extras is simple and easy at Specsavers. Using your optical extras to get prescription sunglasses is just like using your optical extras to claim glasses.
You’ll first need to check your extras policy to make sure you’re covered. As every health fund is different, it’s important to double check what benefits apply to you before making a purchase. If you’re unsure, come and see our friendly staff in store who can help you with what you can claim.
You’ll need a prescription from an optometrist to make a claim on prescription sunglasses. If you’ve never had prescription glasses before, we recommend booking in for an eye test with a Specsavers optometrist. If you already wear glasses and have a valid prescription, prescription sunglasses are a great way to get extra value from your optical extras. You can try our sunnies online anywhere with our handy online tool, or head straight into a Specsavers store to browse the range.
“At Specsavers, we’ve partnered with a wide range of local and international designers to create a collection of on-trend sunnies to suit your personal style.”
Are polarised lenses covered with health insurance?
If you spend a lot of time in the sun and want to enhance the protection provided by your sunglasses, polarised lenses may be for you. Polarised lenses eliminate 99.9% of horizontal glare and 100% of UV light. These lenses are a great solution for those who want to reduce glare whilst driving, participating in water sports or general activities outdoors. Head into your local Specsavers store to view the benefits of polarised lenses for yourself.
Polarised lenses are a personal choice — not part of a prescription from an optometrist.
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