formerly South Australian Spectacle Scheme

Parent Body:
Department for Communities & Social Inclusion
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
  • GlassesSA helps South Australians obtain low cost glasses, or for those with serious eye conditions, low cost contact lenses. To be eligible for glasses under GlassesSA, you must live permanently in South Australia, and either:
  • • receive a full Centrelink pension (eg a full age pension or full disability pension), or
  • • receive full Newstart Allowance, or
  • • be under the age of 18 years and the dependant of a person eligible for glasses under GlassesSA.
  • If you are eligible for glasses, the maximum you will pay for complete glasses is:
  • • Glasses with single vision lenses $25
  • • Glasses with single vision grind lenses $30
  • • Glasses with bi-focal lenses $50
  • • Glasses with multi-focal lenses $100.
  • If you are eligible for glasses, you are entitled to one new pair every 3 years. You may be eligible again during the three year time limit if the glasses are clinically necessary.
  • You can find a list of participating optometrists at or call the GlassesSA Hotline on 1300 762 577 between 9am and 5pm Mon- Fri.
Last updated: 07/05/2018
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