Eye Therapy (Orthoptics)

Eye Therapy is a service that helps you access the care of an Orthoptist. Orthoptists are eye health professionals who detect, diagnose and manage eye disorders in adults and children, without the need for surgery. 

They work collaboratively with optometrists and ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) to help keep eyes healthy.

You might need Eye Therapy if you...

  • Are getting older
  • Find yourself squinting more than usual
  • Have a lazy eye
  • Have diabetes

Things you need to know about Eye Therapy (Orthoptics)

Limits and benefits
Eye Therapy 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 Saver Flexi Extras, Standard Extras and Premium Extras Plus products, and our Prime Health and Ultimate packages have an annual limit on Eye Therapy. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy

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Conditions
In order to be covered, an HBF approved practitioner must carry out your consultations, field vision tests and colour vision tests.
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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 Eye Therapy cover

Eye Therapy (Orthoptics) is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Prime Health Package
From
$38.30 (i)
per week
  • Individual consultations – up to 30 mins
    Benefits
    $23
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
  • Individual consultations – over 30 mins
    Benefits
    $45
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
  • Visual field test – 2 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $36
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
  • Colour vision test – 1 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $36
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $1200 under 3 yrs $2000 3 yrs and over

Extras Only

Standard Extras
From
$8.05 (i)
per week
  • Individual consultations – up to 30 mins
    Benefits
    $22
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $500 under 3 yrs $800 over 3 yrs
  • Individual consultations – over 30 mins
    Benefits
    $42
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $500 under 3 yrs $800 over 3 yrs
  • Visual field test – 2 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $35
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $500 under 3 yrs $800 over 3 yrs
  • Colour vision test – 1 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $35
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $500 under 3 yrs $800 over 3 yrs
Flexi Extras
From
$12.90 (i)
per week
  • Individual consultations – up to 30 mins
    Benefits
    $30
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 under 1yr $350 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $400 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $450 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $500 over 4yrs
  • Individual consultations – over 30 mins
    Benefits
    $42
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 under 1yr $350 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $400 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $450 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $500 over 4yrs
  • Visual field test – 2 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $40
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 under 1yr $350 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $400 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $450 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $500 over 4yrs
  • Colour vision test – 1 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $40
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 under 1yr $350 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $400 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $450 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $500 over 4yrs
Premium Extras Mid
From
$12.15 (i)
per week
  • Individual consultations – up to 30 mins
    Benefits
    $23
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
  • Individual consultations – over 30 mins
    Benefits
    $45
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
  • Visual field test – 2 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $36
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
  • Colour vision test – 1 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $36
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $600 under 3 yrs $900 over 3 yrs
Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Individual consultations – up to 30 mins
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $1000 under 3 yrs $1400 over 3 yrs
  • Individual consultations – over 30 mins
    Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $1000 under 3 yrs $1400 over 3 yrs
  • Visual field test – 2 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $36
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $1000 under 3 yrs $1400 over 3 yrs
  • Colour vision test – 1 pp per calendar yr
    Benefits
    $36
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $1000 under 3 yrs $1400 over 3 yrs