What can you claim for?
Before using the search tool below, be clear on what you can claim for.
While eye tests are covered by Medicare*, glasses and contact lenses generally aren’t. Your Extras Product Sheet will tell you how much you can claim towards glasses (frames and lenses) or contact lenses.
If you’ve already claimed for optical this calendar year, also check how much of your annual limits you have left. To do this, log on to Online Member Services then go to Claims and Benefit > Benefit Usage. You can also check your usage through our app.
Teachers Health Centres
At Teachers Health Centres you can get an eye test and access special member offers, including:
- no gap# frame and lens packages
- 50% off~ optical frames
- 25% off^ sunglasses and contact lenses
- FREE** retinal photo and OCT scans.
Our wider network
If you can’t get to a Teachers Health Centre, there are plenty of other optometrists in our network where you can access one of the following offers:
- a pair of no gap+ glasses or
- buy a designer pair (outside of the no gap collection) and get one pair free from the $149 range.-
Other member discounts include:
- 15% off contact lenses bought in-store
- 20% off any additional lens extras.
You can claim for services that are included on your cover through non-network providers too. We’ll pay for services from qualified and registered providers in a private practice. Luckily most providers meet this description, but if you’re not sure you can ask them if they’re a ‘recognised provider’ with Nurses & Midwives Health.
*Tests are bulk billed where Medicare provides a benefit (this generally doesn’t include contact lens consultations)
#No gap services subject to your level of extras cover and available benefits
~Up to a maximum discount of $250 (including GST), frames must be purchased in conjunction with prescription lenses
^Up to a maximum discount of $250 (including GST)
**Only redeemable at a Teachers Health Centre when you have an eye examination
+Includes single vision, bifocal, or multifocal lenses, scratch-resistant coating, and UV protective coating; lens will be equivalent quality to the VSP Australia white label lens range
-Includes single vision lenses, scratch-resistant coating, and UV protective coating.