Worried about the costs of getting your eyes tested? We’ve got good news. They’re usually bulk-billed* if you’re covered by Medicare – which means no out-of-pocket expenses to you.
Anyone holding a current Medicare card can have:
While all optometrists and optical stores are different, Bupa Optical won’t charge you any more if you need additional eye tests – even if you’re under 65. In fact, we’d recommend everyone has a test at least every 2 years (or more regularly if your optometrist recommends it).
We’re happy to bulk bill and cover the gap if it means more Australians are getting their eyes tested – and staying healthy.
They’re not. More specialised eye tests, or consultations for contact lenses, visual fields or dry eye may cost you more.
Digital Retinal Photography isn’t covered by Medicare either, but is free at Bupa Optical – so every customer can access the tool to help detect any potential diseases that could threaten their vision.
Having regular eye tests can help identify and solve any vision problems, and they're a great way to get ahead of any underlying issues.
When you first have an eye test, your optometrist will get the lowdown on your eyes, vision, health and lifestyle in order to tailor the test to you.
With research showing that 20% of children have undetected vision problems, making time to take your little one to the optometrist is a smart move.