South Australian Spectacles Scheme (SASS)

South Australian Spectacles Scheme (SASS)

Organisation Phone
1300 762 577 Hotline
08 8226 6789 TTY
Organisation Fax
08 8226 7047
Organisation Email
GPO Box 292 Adelaide, SA 5001 Australia
Parent Body:
Department for Communities & Social Inclusion
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Residents of South Australia who have had a Health Care Card for at least 12 months or who have a Pensioner Concession Card, and their dependents, can apply directly to any participating optometrist
SASS reimburses optometrists with a percentage of the cost of standard lenses and frames. Clients pay the difference in cost if they choose more expensive options
Wheelchair access, Disability toilets

Government assistance may be obtained for either a pair of reading spectacles and a pair of distance spectacles or a pair of bifocal spectacles every 2 years, unless otherwise prescribed. Assistance in the supply of contact lenses may be provided through Eye Clinics of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Women's & Children's Hospital. For people living outside the metropolitan area, assistance for contact lenses may be provided for prescriptions written by any qualified prescriber

  • Financial concessions for spectacles and contact lenses
Last updated: 29/04/2014
Information provided by: Connecting Up

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