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GlassesSA - Optometrists

GlassesSA helps South Australians obtain low-cost glasses.

People with serious eye conditions may be able to receive no-cost contact lenses.

GlassesSA is operated through a paperless system.

  • Customers show their Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affair card to a participating optometrist.
  • Optometrists carry out a simple eligibility check, prescribe glasses, and submit a claim for quick EFT reimbursement.

The success of GlassesSA depends on the participation of optometrists across South Australia. Optometrists enter into a service agreement with the Minister for Human Services.

For further enquiries, contact GlassesSA.

Contact details

Phone  1300 762 577

Related information

GlassesSA information

GlassesSA Service Agreement template (PDF 429.9 KB)

GlassesSA IT system manual for optometrists (PDF 1.6 MB)

South Australian Government GlassesSA Policy (PDF 329.0 KB)

Page last updated : 07 Jul 2022

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