Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures

Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures is a service that helps cover the cost of cataract surgery in hospital.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to a decline in vision. The only way to correct cataracts is to undergo surgery to replace the cloudy lens with a new one. This is called an intraocular lens. It’s a relatively simple procedure that usually only takes 15-30 minutes.

You might need Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures if you...

  • Experience blurry or impaired vision
  • Have been diagnosed with cataracts through an eye examination
  • Have trouble seeing at night

What do Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures include?

Things you need to know about Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures

Limits and benefits
Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures limits and benefits change depending on your choice of hospital product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member. 

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Limited benefits apply on our Smart Saver Twin Pack. These benefits are similar to the cost of a shared room in a public hospital. Significant out-of-pocket expenses may be incurred. Show less
Conditions

In order to be covered, your treatment must be carried out in hospital.

More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy, visit the Hospital products pages, or please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include cover for Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures

Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures is a Hospital service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Smart Saver Twin Pack
From
$29.35 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)
Prime Health Package
From
$38.30 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

Hospital Only

Top Hospital
From
$30.15 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

Products for overseas visitors

Comprehensive Overseas Visitors cover
From
$61.45 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)
Working Visa Hospital cover
From
$24.95 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)
Working Visa Hospital and Medical cover
From
$40.75 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)