ACT Spectacle Subsidy Scheme

The ACT Spectacle Subsidy Scheme (SSS) office will be closed from 12.30pm, Friday 28 March and will re open at 9am, Wednesday 2 April 2014 as the TSS is moving premises.

The SSS’s contact details will remain the same:

Phone Numbers : 62050534 or 6207 7753
Email: ACTSpectacleScheme@act.gov.au

The SSS apologises for any inconvenience caused by the relocation.


What is it?

The Spectacles Subsidy Scheme provides eligible ACT residents with one subsidised pair of either trifocal or bifocal spectacles or two separate pairs of single vision spectacles (one each for distance and near sight) from the one prescription in any 24-month period.
Each client is expected to pay a $22 subsidy towards the cost of the spectacles or contact lenses.

Who is eligible?

Eligible people for the scheme must be residents of the ACT and hold a Pensioner Concession Card from either Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs, or Healthcare Card which the holder has been entitled to for three months or more. Dependants of cardholders are also entitled to assistance under the Scheme if their name appears on the card.

How do I apply?

Application forms are available from any of the registered optometrists listed below under “Contact”.
Once the application form has been completed the provider will process the application in conjunction with the Community Services Directorate.

Who runs it?

The Community Services Directorate.

Contact

Spectacles Scheme Administration
Ph:(02) 6207 7753 or (02) 6205 0534

Optometrists registered under the scheme

Provider Trading Name and Phone

  • Andrew Watkins (02) 6247 7705
  • Canberra Blind Society (02) 6247 4580
  • Curtin Optical Curtin Shopping Centre (02) 6281 1220
  • Evans & McMahon City: (02) 6257 1103
  • Evans & McMahon Tuggeranong (02) 6293 1171
  • Eye Q Eyewear Queanbeyan (02) 6299 2020
  • Focus Eyewear (02) 6295 6148
  • Home Specs Scullin (02) 6278 4100
  • Langley and Pino Eyecare- Westfields Belconnen (02) 6251 4441
  • Langley and Pino Eyecare- City Walk (02) 6247 8448
  • Look of Australia BaileysArcade (02) 6257 1709
  • MacKinley Optical (02) 6248 9100
  • Matthew Arcidiacono Optometrists City (02) 6248 6130
  • Matthew Arcidiacono Optometrists Woden (02) 6281 4817
  • OPSM Canberra Centre (02) 6249 7344
  • OPSM Cooleman Court Weston (02) 6288 0599
  • OPSM Riverside Plaza, Queanbeyan (02) 6299 4411
  • OPSM Tuggeranong Hyperdome (02) 6293 1444, (02) 6293 1133 or (02)6293 3699
  • OPSM Westfield Belconnen (02) 6251 8799, (02) 6251 9066 or (02) 6251 4245
  • OPSM Woden Plaza (02) 6281 4817 or (02)6282 1043
  • Peter Dodds Optometrist Erindale (02) 6296 3540
  • Simpson optometry (02) 6162 0121
  • Special Eyes Fyshwick (02) 6228 1422
  • Specsavers Canberra (02)6262 9584
  • Specsavers Tuggeranong (02) 6293 1590
  • Specsavers Woden (02) 6281 1365
  • Tony & Ross Hiew Dickson (02) 6247 9686
  • Unique Optical Optometrist Manuka Village (02) 6295 0137
  • Vision Australia (02) 6132 5804
  • Vision City (02) 6249 7559