Great Optical Cover

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

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

To find out how much you can get back, please review your health cover fact sheet or contact Australian Unity on 1300 793 157.

Special member discounts

We’ve partnered with leading eye care retailers to provide our members who have Extras optical cover with some great in-store discounts!
Please visit the brands below for more information.

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.*

Find your nearest HICAPS optometrist to claim on the spot.

* Provider recognition conditions apply. For details contact Australian Unity on 1300 758 188. We are unable to pay any claims where the treatment is rendered by a provider to themselves, their partner, dependant, business partner or business partner’s partner or dependant. Where the service includes a cost for materials, we may consider payment towards the purchase and supply of those.

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.

Which cover is right for you?

Compare our most popular optical covers to find the one that’s right for you.