Optical Extras: All You Need to Know

Optical Extras and Health Insurance Health Hub Fortitude Valley

Navigating the world of health insurance can be a maze, especially when it comes to specialist sectors like optical extras. Fortunately, with the right knowledge, you can make informed decisions that best suit your needs.

What are Optical Extras?

Optical extras refer to the portion of your health insurance policy that covers eye health services, such as prescription glasses and contact lenses. Investing in health insurance for optical services not only ensures that your eyes remain in tip-top shape but can also make these services more affordable.

Using Optical Extras at The Health Hub

If you’ve chosen the Health Hub for your optical treatments, you’re in luck! The Health Hub accepts all major health fund providers. It’s as simple as presenting your health fund card at the counter, and the staff will assist in processing your claim on the spot. However, it’s crucial to check your health fund policy to determine what portion of your fee is covered.

Can I Claim Optical services with Health Insurance?

Yes, you can! If your health insurance policy includes optical cover, you can claim prescription glasses and contact lenses. However, the extent of the coverage varies between insurers and policies. Having private health cover can provide financial support and make certain optical treatments more affordable.

Glasses and Health Insurance: What’s Covered?

Optical extras cover is a sought-after feature in health insurance policies. If you wear glasses, it’s essential to understand the specifics of your coverage. Generally, most health insurance policies with optical cover will contribute to the cost of prescription glasses. Yet, the amount and frequency you can claim depend on the terms of your policy.

Claiming Contact Lenses with Health Insurance

For those who prefer contact lenses over glasses, private health insurance for contact lenses can be a game-changer. Many health insurance policies allow members to claim contact lenses. However, the claimable amount and how often you can claim varies between insurers.

Exclusive Offers for TUH Members

Teachers Union Health (TUH) members and Union Health (UH) members receive a warm welcome at the Health Hub in Fortitude Valley. The perks get even better for TUH and UH members, with specific offers and discounts available exclusively at the Health Hub in Fortitude Valley, such a member discount of 25% for selected frames, sunglasses, and prescription optical lenses. T&Cs apply.


Optical extras, a segment of your health insurance policy, plays a pivotal role in maintaining your eye health without breaking the bank. From prescription glasses to contact lenses, understanding the ins and outs of your policy can be highly beneficial. And remember, if you’re ever in the Fortitude Valley area and need an optical examination, the Health Hub awaits.

For more information or to discuss your optical needs, feel free to visit the Health Hub in Fortitude Valley. With experienced professionals and the latest in eyecare technology, you are in safe hands.

To book an appointment at the Health Hub click here or call us on 1300 709 076.

Note: Always review the terms and conditions of your insurance policy and consult directly with your provider to understand the full extent of your coverage.


This blog article was supported by AI generation and should not be relied on as specific medical or professional advice. For personal advice, please consult with your healthcare professional.