Service Description* provides financial assistance towards the purchase of eyeglasses for eligible Manitoba residents, 65 years and over.
* benefits are based on a fixed fee schedule, not on the actual amount paid for dispensing fees, frames and lenses. The total allowable amount is subject to a $50 deductible per family per benefit period. After the deductible, 80% of the remainder of the allowable total will be reimbursed. The rebate amount is based on the kind of glasses prescribed, not the money amount that was paid for the glasses.
One pair of eyeglasses may be claimed every 3 years - or more often if a medical practitioner or optometrist diagnoses a change in vision.
Unless medically required: sunglasses, contact lenses and repairs are not covered.