Assistance to buy spectacles may be available to low income families with:

  • students from kindergarten to year 12 at state and non-government schools.

Parents/guardians who hold one of the following current concession card are eligible to apply:

  • Services Australia Health Care Card
  • Services Australia Low Income Health Care Card
  • Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.

Approved applicants will receive assistance with the cost of one pair of standard prescribed lenses and standard frames from a participating optometrist in any 12-month period unless special circumstances apply (i.e. prescription change).

Assistance is also available to grandparents raising grandchildren. Grandparents must provide proof that their grandchildren are legally in their care.

For more information:

Department of Education
1800 827 055