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For the well-being of teachers & their families.

About Eyecare

At Teachers Health Fund Eyecare we understand teachers and the education community better than anyone else and have been servicing Teachers Health Fund members since 1994.

Our Eyecare centres are equipped with the latest technology and we aim to give our members a high quality eye examination. Our experienced Optometrists test for a range of eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Our centres provide a range of tests to cover all of your eye health needs:

  • Comprehensive eye examination – bulk billed to Medicare*
  • Contact lens consultations
  • Auto refraction
  • Retinal photography
  • Visual field tests
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – currently available in Surry Hills, Parramatta, and Richmond.

We recommend that regular eye examinations be scheduled every 2 years to assess your vision and test the health of your eyes.


*Tests are bulk billed where Medicare provides a benefit; this generally does not cover contact lens consultations

We understand that people’s visual needs vary and our friendly and qualified team can provide you with advice on what best suits your lifestyle needs. With a comprehensive range for you to choose from, we can take care of all your optical needs including:

  • Designer frames and sunglasses
  • NO Gap frame and lens packages
  • Contact lenses
  • Prescription goggles for swimming, skiing or scuba diving
  • Repairs and adjustments to frames

As a member of Teachers Health Fund you receive great discounts!

  • NO Gap* frame and lens packages
  • 25% off^ contact lenses
  • 50% off^ optical frames when purchased with prescription lenses
  • 25% off sunglasses^**

*No Gap services subject to level of Extras cover and available benefits
^Up to a maximum discount of $250
**Excludes prescription lenses

You will be able to claim benefits on the spot using HICAPS.

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Your Rebate

All Australian residents, who are entitled to Medicare, are able to claim an income tested rebate on their private health insurance; would you like to apply your rebate?

For individuals earning between $88,001 - $102,000 (or $176,001 - $204,000 for families*).
*For families with children, the thresholds are increased by $1,500 for each child after the first.

How rebate tiers workX

Most Australians with private health insurance currently receive a rebate from the Australian Government to help cover the cost of their premiums. The private health insurance rebate is income tested. The table below details the different rebate amounts and Medicare Levy Surcharge levels.

The rebate applies to hospital, general treatment and ambulance policies. It does not apply to overseas visitors cover. The rebate levels applicable for 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 are:

Singles
Families
≤$88,000
≤$176,000
≤$88,001-102,000
≤$176,001-204,000
≤$102,001-136,000
≤$204,001-272,000
≤$136,001
≤$272,001
Rebate
< Age 6530%20%10%0%
Age 65-6935%25%15%0%
Age 70+40%30%20%0%

Single parents and couples (including de facto couples) are subject to family tiers. For families with children, the thresholds are increased by $1,500 for each child after the first. http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm