Free eye glasses

I believe one can get free glasses if you have the PCC, is that right? I have the kept the prescription.

Q.Jane
I have been trying to find out some information on the Centrelink site and there doesn't seem to be any info on getting glasses. I believe one can get free glasses if you have the Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), is that right? I have the kept the prescription.

A. Answer provided by Centrelink General Manager, Hank Jongen.
The Pensioner Concession Card provides customers with a range of discounts. For example, the Federal Government provides a discount on medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and a range of other assistance is available through State Governments, such as discounted public transport. Centrelink doesn’t offer discounts on prescription glasses, so I recommend contacting your State Government to see if it can help you.





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    Reeg
    12th Mar 2013
    3:46pm
    How about you contact them Hank and let us all know??
    cat
    12th Mar 2013
    5:48pm
    yes hank , i have just moved to a state that doesn't have government help????????????
    Reeg
    12th Mar 2013
    6:45pm
    It is pathetic that a government rep like this tells us the bleeding obvious that we all already know ie prescription and transport discounts, and then tells us to find out for ourselves about something we - and he -don't know. Typical Centrelink response.
    aquarius
    12th Mar 2013
    4:17pm
    I have recently acquired free glasses from Optical Express. You just have to produce your age pension card and you are entitled to free reading and distance glasses. I had to be on the pension for 6 months to be entitled to them. Not sure if this applies to other pensioners or not.
    aquarius
    12th Mar 2013
    4:18pm
    I had tried other optometrists and was told they did not do them and put me on to the above
    Anonymous
    12th Mar 2013
    9:48pm
    What state?
    missmarple
    12th Mar 2013
    10:19pm
    Yes i would like to know also which state you live in aquarius for Optical Express
    aquarius
    13th Mar 2013
    5:37pm
    received them in Queensland lens and glasses were free
    aquarius
    13th Mar 2013
    5:56pm
    they have a number of frames to choose from, at least the one I went to did and I found a nice pair for myself. So good luck everyone
    Thai Traveller
    6th Sep 2017
    3:27pm
    Queenslanders: look this up on the internet.

    https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles
    Jennome
    12th Mar 2013
    4:56pm
    The Victorian government, at least, gives you free glasses every 2 years, available from participating optometrists. That's just the lens, you pay for the frames.

    Check through the various govt's website to try and find the appropriate information. I'm sure all State governments would do this.
    tiger
    12th Mar 2013
    5:21pm
    S.A. The same you only pay for the frames. But it can still cost you at least $200 or more especially if you have Bi-focals Cheers Ron
    Nan Norma
    12th Mar 2013
    5:59pm
    Qld provides free glasses too.

    12th Mar 2013
    9:49pm
    Which State Department?
    kino
    13th Mar 2013
    12:39pm
    It is amazing to hear about the cost of the frames. $200 for a bit of plastic! Glasses free but charge excessively for the frames to cover the freebee.
    I am fortunate. At age 73 I still don't need glasses nor hearing aids, nor medicine, nor doctors! But I am a non-dairy vegetarian!
    ray from Bondi
    12th Nov 2013
    1:22pm
    I have been saying that for a long time, how can the price of a frame be justified, some are very very expensive.
    cutienan
    13th Mar 2013
    4:35pm
    I,m in Vic and got bi focals free, I had to pay for frames and because I choose just plain ones,it cost me just 90$, although I could have gone into the hundreds for modern you beaut ones.
    aquarius
    13th Mar 2013
    5:35pm
    I received the glasses in Queensland and also a friend of mine also received them from the same optometrist and he is on a Disability Pension, He also had to wait 6 months after his pension was granted to be eligible for them
    aquarius
    13th Mar 2013
    5:46pm
    All we had to do was provide out pension cards and bingo the rest was free I cannot believe that all states are not the same.
    ray from Bondi
    12th Nov 2013
    1:19pm
    though the feds do not help, surprise surprise, all the states have some sort of a scheme going.
    http://www.spectaclesonline.com.au/glasses/glasses-for-pensioners-nsw-affordable-eye-care-solutions/
    and
    http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/programs-projects?pid=1346
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:10pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:15pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:15pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:15pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:15pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:15pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:15pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:16pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:16pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:16pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:16pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:16pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:16pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.
    whatsupdok
    6th Jun 2015
    2:17pm
    Try this site for more information in Queensland for free eyeglasses. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/support/equipment/types/spectacles/index.html

    These are the Optometrist in the program that provide the services. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/documents/supplier-list-spectacles.pdf

    And this is the form you will need to submit the request to Qlds. Health.

    You're welcome.


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