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Making Your Vision Care Affordable

Navigating the world of vision expenses can be eased with private health funds. Our dedicated Everton Park and Maroochydore staff will assist you in optimising your claim, ensuring you make the most of your health fund's optical coverage and minimising your out-of-pocket expenses.

Accepting Medicare and Private Health Funds at Fresh Vision Optometrists

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What Does Medicare Cover?

If you possess a valid Medicare card, you can take advantage of the following benefits: A comprehensive eye test every three years (for individuals under 65 years of age) | A comprehensive eye test annually for those 65 years and older | A contact lens consultations for specific optical prescriptions | Necessary eye tests in cases of eye conditions like glaucoma or macular degeneration

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Are All Eye Tests Covered by Medicare?

While comprehensive eye tests are eligible for a Medicare rebate, there may be an out-of-pocket gap fee. Health care card and pensioner concession card holders might receive reduced rates on select services. Feel free to contact our practice for further clarification on Medicare coverage.

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What Do Private Health Funds Cover?

Private health funds vary in their coverage for optical services. While they generally don't cover routine eye tests, many policies offer benefits for eyewear expenses. Depending on your policy, private health funds may cover a portion or even up to 100% of the cost of frames, prescription lenses, or contact lenses.

BNPL Platforms for Budget-Friendly Eye Care

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) plans are a convenient financial bridge connecting customers and retailers. Customers can swiftly gain approval in-store or online by linking their credit or debit card to a BNPL account. Sometimes, a ‘soft’ credit enquiry may be conducted before account setup, which generally doesn’t impact credit scores. Once approved, the plan’s instalments are automatically debited from the customer’s debit or credit card. This streamlined process offers flexibility and ease in managing payments for services like optometrist visits or purchasing contact lenses, making it a practical option for budget-conscious individuals.