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GlassesSA helps South Australians obtain low cost glasses, or for those with serious eye conditions, low cost contact lenses.

Applicants must live permanently in South Australia and receive one of the following payments:

  • Carer Payment
  • Aged Pension
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Parenting Payment (single or partnered)
  • OR receive a maximum rate pension from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
  • OR be under the age of 18 years and are the dependant of a person receiving an eligible payment.

People NOT eligible for glasses

  • Centrelink Carer Allowance
  • DVA pensioners who are eligible for the DVA optical scheme
  • DVA Gold Card holders.

Participating Optometrists are available across Adelaide as well as regional areas such as: Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, Whyalla Norrie, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Mount Barker, Kadina, Goolwa, Gawler and Berri. Other rural areas can get access through mobile optometrist.

Last updated 3 May, 2019