MEDICARE /// PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS
What you need to know
SEE YOUR BEST /// LOOK YOUR BEST
Private Health Funds
Many Private Health Fund packages include cover for certain types of optical products, most commonly spectacles and contact lenses. There are a multitude of covers available from a multitude of providers. It’s a very competitive market.
At The Eye Place, we may not be able to help you determine which cover is best for you, but we can help you with your claim.
Through our HICAPS terminal, we can process your claim when you make your purchase. All we do is swipe your Health Fund card through the HICAPS terminal and your claim is processed. You then just pay the balance. To check if your Health Fund provider is a HICAPS participating Fund click here:
Medicare offers a rebate for many of the services provided by optometrists. Which is great. However, the rebate model is complex and conditional to various circumstances, such as age, when you last saw an optometrist & even the prescription of your eyes.
At The Eye Place we believe in straightforward pricing. As such, we charge a flat fee for all eye examinations regardless of your age, circumstances or the date of your last visit (see our section on Eye Examinations for more detail). We also want to make sure you get all the Medicare rebate that you’re entitled to. Using our HICAPS terminal, we can process your Medicare claim after your eye examination. If you’re entitled to a rebate it will go straight into your nominated bank account.