Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses can help you access medically necessary vision correction. 

Like glasses, contact lenses are not a permanent solution to correct vision, but they are an accessible, flexible solution for the ongoing management of poor vision.

You might need Contact Lenses if you...

  • Are feeling your sight deteriorating with age
  • Have been diagnosed with eye irregularities
  • Play sports or do outdoor activities that don’t suit glasses
  • Would like an alternative to wearing glasses

Things you need to know about Contact Lenses

Limits and benefits
Contact Lenses limits and benefits change depending on your choice of Extras product or package, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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Our Easy 8 product has a combined annual limit on Contact Lenses. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Chiropractic, Natural Therapies, General Dental, Major Dental, Optical, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage services.

Our Saver Flexi Extras, Standard Extras, Premium Extras Mid and Premium Extras Plus products have a service limit of one pair of contacts per year OR an annual limit for the frequent replacement of disposable contact lenses. 


If you select Flexi Extras, Contact Lenses will be covered under Optical. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Glasses.

Our Young Singles Saver Twin Pack, Smart Saver Twin Pack or Prime Health packages have a service limit of one pair of glasses OR one set of contact lenses per calendar year. 

Our Ultimate Package has a service limit of one pair of contacts per year OR an annual limit for the frequent replacement of disposable contact lenses. 

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Conditions
Please note: When purchasing contacts your HBF benefit applies to the calendar year in which you order them, not when you collect them.

Prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses are not the same, and are not interchangeable. If you already have glasses, you will need to get a different prescription for contacts lenses.
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For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy, please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period
There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include Contact Lenses cover

Contact Lenses is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Young Singles Saver Twin Pack
From
$16.20 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    $140
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contact lenses (or up to $140 for frequent replacement/disposable lenses per year) $66 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
Smart Saver Twin Pack
From
$26.95 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    $140
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contact lenses (or up to $140 for frequent replacement/disposable lenses per year) $66 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
Prime Health Package
From
$40.95 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contact lenses (or up to $140 disposable for frequent replacement/disposable lenses per year).
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contact lenses (or up to $140 disposable for frequent replacement/disposable lenses per year).
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contact lenses (or up to $140 disposable for frequent replacement/disposable lenses per year).
    Waiting Period
    2 months
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contact lenses (or up to $140 disposable for frequent replacement/disposable lenses per year).
    Waiting Period
    2 months
Ultimate Package
From
$89.55 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $230
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $350

Extras Only

Saver Flexi Extras
From
$4.70 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    $127
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    $178
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    up to max $140
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $204
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
Easy 8
From
$8.70 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $300 maximum for optical. Forms part of $800 combined maximum for chiropractic, natural therapies, general dental, major dental, optical, osteopathy, physiotherapy and remedial massage
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $300 maximum for optical. Forms part of $800 combined maximum for chiropractic, natural therapies, general dental, major dental, optical, osteopathy, physiotherapy and remedial massage
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $300 maximum for optical. Forms part of $800 combined maximum for chiropractic, natural therapies, general dental, major dental, optical, osteopathy, physiotherapy and remedial massage
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $300 maximum for optical. Forms part of $800 combined maximum for chiropractic, natural therapies, general dental, major dental, optical, osteopathy, physiotherapy and remedial massage
Standard Extras
From
$7.65 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    $127
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    $178
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    up to max $140
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $204
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $140 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
Flexi Extras
From
$12.30 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical glasses
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical glasses
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical glasses
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical glasses
Premium Extras Mid
From
$11.60 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $160 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    $200
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $160 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    up to max $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $160 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $276
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $160 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
Premium Extras Plus
From
$18.25 (i)
per week
  • Spherical rigid or soft contact lenses
    Benefits
    $212
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $200 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Toric – rigid or soft lenses
    Benefits
    $288
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $200 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Frequent replacement disposable contact lenses
    Benefits
    up to max $200
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $200 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr
  • Bi-focal progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $301
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of contacts or up to $200 for frequent replacement/ disposable lenses per yr