Number of Australians who are short-sighted
Australians are colour-blind
People over 55 affected by long-term vision disorders
Australians with cataracts
Eye health programs and support
Discounts on glasses and contact lenses
CBHS has discount arrangements with several providers to give you maximum choice and value when choosing glasses or contact lenses. Some of our providers are what we call Choice Network Providers, which means you can choose frames, lenses and contact lenses with little or no out-of-pocket expenses. You’ll need to hold CBHS Extras cover to get the discounts.
Reduce your risk of diabetic retinopathy
Reduce your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy by making sure your diabetes is well controlled. Our CBHS Better Living programs include support for people living with diabetes, or people at risk of developing it. One-on-one support from health professionals can help you make better choices about lifestyle and offer support when you need it. You’ll need to hold an appropriate level of CBHS Hospital or packaged cover to participate.
Read more about our Better Living program.
Questions to ask before you undergo cataract surgery
Surgical treatment for cataracts is common and usually very effective. You’ll need a referral from your GP, which you can use for any ophthalmologist. Ask if your ophthalmologist participates in our Access Gap scheme. If you choose someone who participates in our scheme, and you attend an agreement hospital, you can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Cataract surgery is covered on most Hospital policies.