Great Optical Cover

Get up to 100% back on prescription glasses and contact lenses

Depending on your level of cover, you can get 60%, 80% and even up to 100% back on the cost of prescription glasses, up to your yearly limit (waiting periods may apply).

To find out how much you can get back, please review your health cover fact sheet or contact Australian Unity on 13 29 39.


Save on glasses or get a free pair of sunglasses at Eyecare Advantage

When you purchase any pair of complete spectacles from Eyecare Advantage, you can receive your choice of either

  • 25% off the purchase price OR
  • a free pair of single-vision stock prescription sunglasses or readers*

* Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Free pair of single vision stock prescription sunglasses or readers available from a selected range of frames only.

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Keep “seeing” your favourite optometrist

They’re your eyes, and it should be your choice. So if you’ve got a favourite optometrist or ophthalmologist, you can continue to see them.*

You’ll still get your set dollar amount or set percentage back on your prescription glasses and contact lenses (up to your yearly limit).

Find your nearest HICAPS optometrist to claim on the spot.

* Provider recognition conditions apply. For details contact Australian Unity on 13 29 39.


Claim money back on glasses & contact lenses

You can usually claim on the spot by swiping your Australian Unity membership card. We also provide a claiming app, online claim forms, and a dedicated phone number in case you want to talk to someone about your claim. Find out more about how to claim on optical.

A recognised optometrist or ophthalmologist in private practice has to prescribe your lenses in order for the claim to be paid.

  • You need to purchase your glasses or contact lenses from a recognised optometrist or optical dispenser.
  • Your claim will be paid based on the date you collect your glasses or contact lenses, and not on the date you paid for them.




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