Glasses

Glasses is a service that can help you access medically necessary vision correction. Glasses aren’t a permanent solution to correct vision, but they are an accessible, flexible solution for the ongoing management of poor vision.

Depending on what you need, our Glasses service means you can claim on complete glasses, or just lenses, depending on what you need.

You might need Glasses if you...

  • Are feeling your sight deteriorating with age
  • Have a stigmatism that can’t be managed with contact lenses
  • Have been diagnosed with eye irregularities
  • Have trouble reading things either up close or in the distance

What types of lenses does Glasses include?

We’ll pay a benefit towards one pair of glasses each calendar year, including frames and lenses. This includes:

Things you need to know about Glasses

Limits and benefits

HBF members with optical cover can access a fully covered pair of glasses each year by claiming benefits through HBF Member Plus optical providers. Use our Find a Provider page to locate an HBF Members Plus provider close to you. 

Glasses 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 Glasses. 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 and Premium Extras Plus products have a service limit of one pair of glasses per person, per year. If you choose to claim on glasses, a sublimit will apply for frames if they are purchased without lenses.

Our Young Singles Saver Twin Pack, Smart Saver Twin Pack and Prime Health packages have a service limit of one pair of glasses OR one set of contact lenses per calendar year. If you choose to claim on glasses, a sublimit will apply for frames if they are purchased without lenses.

Our Saver Flexi Extras product and Ultimate Package has an annual limit on Glasses. If you choose to purchase frames without new lenses, a sublimit will apply. 

Our Flexi Extras product has a combined annual limit on Glasses. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Optical – Contact Lenses.

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Conditions
A minimum of 30% of all frames will be fully covered when you purchase glasses from an HBF Member Plus optical store and the frames are fitted with hard coated or uncoated standard single vision, bi-focal or multi-focal/progressive lenses. If you choose to purchase partially covered glasses from an HBF Member Plus optical store a minimum 20% discount applies.
More information

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 Glasses cover

This 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
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $120
    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) $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    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) $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    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) $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Lenses only
    Benefits
    See Lense Benefits
    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) $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services
Smart Saver Twin Pack
From
$26.95 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $120
    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) $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    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) $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    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) $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Lenses only
    Benefits
    See Lense Benefits
    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) $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services
Prime Health Package
From
$40.95 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $120
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contacts
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contacts
  • Frames and multi-focal lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contacts
  • Lenses only
    Benefits
    See lense benefits
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses or 1 set of contacts $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services
Ultimate Package
From
$89.55 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 maximum of 1 pair of glasses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 maximum of 1 pair of glasses
  • Frames and multi-focal lenses
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 maximum of 1 pair of glasses
  • Frames only
    Benefits
    100% back
    Maximums
    $400 maximum of 1 pair of glasses
This product excludes the following services

Extras Only

Saver Flexi Extras
From
$4.70 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $120
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $120 sub limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services
Easy 8
From
$8.70 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision 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
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal 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
  • Frames & tri-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
  • Lenses only
    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
This product excludes the following services
Standard Extras
From
$7.65 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $120
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $160
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $120 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services
Flexi Extras
From
$12.30 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical contact lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical contact lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical contact lenses
  • Frames and multi-focal lenses
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical contact lenses
  • Frames only
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical contact lenses
  • Lenses only
    Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Up to $225 Combined maximum with Optical contact lenses
Premium Extras Mid
From
$11.60 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $150
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $150 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $210
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $150 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $210
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $150 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services
Premium Extras Plus
From
$18.25 (i)
per week
  • Frames & single vision lenses
    Benefits
    $180
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $180 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames and bifocal or multifocal lenses
    Benefits
    $250
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $180 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
  • Frames & tri-focal/progressive lenses
    Benefits
    $250
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    1 pair of glasses $180 sub-limit for frames when purchased without lenses
This product excludes the following services