How to use optical extras if you are new to health insurance

So, you’re new to health insurance! If you’ve got optical extras but you’re not sure what you’re covered for, Specsavers is here to help. We offer exceptional value you won't find anywhere else, plus a cool range of designer styles to help you get extra from your optical extras.

What does ‘extras’ mean?

With your optical extras you can claim a rebate on our great range of glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses, which aren’t covered by Medicare. Each health insurer and each policy is different, so it’s worth visiting our friendly staff at your local Specsavers store to understand exactly what you can claim.

How does using optical extras work?

Having optical extras can mean that you can get glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses at Specsavers for low or no out of pocket expense. From percentage discounts and fixed rebate amounts to ‘no gap’ offers, your entitlements will be specific to your health fund and your level of cover.

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“You can get glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses at Specsavers for low or no out of pocket expense.”

Getting the most out of your optical extras

At Specsavers, we have health fund offers you won’t find at any other optical retailer. Here’s our tips on how to get the most out of your optical extras.

Choose designer styles:

Selected health fund members can get two designer styles from the $199 range no gap, complete with single vision lenses. We’ve partnered with a range of international and local designers — from Alex Perry to Will.i.am to Carla Zampatti — to bring you the latest styles from around the world.

Update your prescription sunglasses:

At Specsavers you can use your optical extras to update your look with new prescription sunglasses. Get the latest designer sunnies from our local and international designer brands. And with our offer on two pairs for one low price, you can mix and match your styles so you’re sorted for every occasion.

Look at your lens options:

Our range of lens options can help give your glasses an edge — from anti-reflective coatings to thin and light lens materials and lenses to enhance your vision whilst driving, Specsavers has a lens option to suit every lifestyle. And with our lens option discounts, you can get extra value from your optical extras.

Buy your contact lenses online:

Contact lenses can come in very handy, especially if you play sport or prefer them over wearing prescription glasses. Many extras policies offer rebates on contact lenses, and now exclusively to Specsavers, you can claim instantly online.

Come and visit our friendly teams in store to find out how you can get extra from your optical extras. Or browse our designer styles and try your favourites online

Further reading

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