Health Cover

Important information for Lions Laser Vision patients

Which health funds cover the cost of laser eye surgery?

Did you know that some health funds are now covering some or all of the costs of your laser eye surgery? Please see below important information regarding health cover for laser eye surgery.

Note: This information is subject to change at any time. Before receiving any treatment, we strongly advise you contact your health fund first to confirm the benefits you’ll receive, any out-of-pocket expenses and your certainty of full cover.


Health Fund: HBF

HBF

Procedure Type: LASIK bilateral eye surgery
Cover Type (Hospital & Extras): Ultimate Cover
Waiting Period: 12 months
Important Information: With HBF Health Cover for laser eye surgery, customers are required to pay up front, and then claim back the cost of surgery later. Under the Ultimate health cover, HBF reimburses customers the full amount. Customers can also use GAPSAVER credits and optical extra’s cover to partially cover laser surgery.

For more information on HBF’s Ultimate Health Cover, click here.


Health Fund: Medibank Private

Medibank Private

Procedure Type: Laser Eye Surgery
Cover Type (Hospital & Extras): Ultra Cover
Waiting Period: 36 months
Important Information: With Medibank Health Cover for laser eye surgery, customers are required to pay up front, and then claim back the cost of surgery later. Customers who hold ULTRA Health cover for 3 years will get back approximately half. This is available for LASIK/PRK only.

For more information, click here to visit the Medibank website and to download the health summary document for Medibank Ultra Cover.


Health Fund: Bupa

Bupa

Procedure Type: Laser Eye Surgery
Cover Type (Hospital & Extras): Ultimate
Waiting Period: 12 months
Important Information: Customers are fully covered by BUPA for laser eye surgery if they have Ultimate hospital & Ultimate extra’s cover. The initial consultation with Lions Laser Vision will be covered by BUPA if you are a suitable candidate for the surgery and book in for the laser eye procedure. This is available for LASIK/PRK only.

Click here to visit the Bupa website for more information regarding their Ultimate Health Cover.


Health Fund: Defence Health

defence health

Procedure Type: Laser refractive eye surgery
Cover Type (Hospital & Extras): Premier Health Cover
Waiting Period: 12 months
Important Information: If you are planning laser refractive eye surgery, please contact Defence Health directly to confirm your benefits eligibility.

Click here to view the Defence Health forms and brochures on their website. Under Product Guides, select the ‘Premium Extras Product Guide’ document for more details on health cover for laser eye surgery.


Health Fund: HIF

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Procedure Type: Eye Surgery (non-cosmetic only)
Cover Type (Hospital & Extras): Gold Hospital Cover
Waiting Period: 12 months
Important Information: At HIF, the Gold Hospital covers you for all inpatient, medically necessary (i.e. non-cosmetic) to 100% of the MBS fee inpatient – this includes Eye Surgery. However it is important to note if the LASIK surgery is for cosmetic purposes only, then it will not be covered.

For more information on HIF’s Gold Hospital Cover and to download their Gold Hospital Factsheet, click here.


Health Fund: HCF

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HCF do not contribute a benefit towards Refractive Laser Eye Surgery under any level of cover.


Health Fund: nib

nib do not contribute a benefit towards Laser Eye Surgery under any level of cover.


Information last updated October 2017

If you would like to know more about health cover for laser eye surgery, please contact our office on 9381 0758. To find out more about the cost of laser eye surgery, click here