See the golden years

We offer specialised Aged Care Optometry Services not only test the resident’s eyesight but also look for the early signs of eye related diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye.

Our Optometrists can also see, within the eye, indications of other medical conditions such as diabetes, dry eye, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Residents are given a comprehensive eye and vision report, which will include recommendations on the need for glasses or new lenses, an eye care plan, plus indications of other health issues. We will also be able to offer residents a selection of frames, supply lenses and make adjustments to ensure a good fit.

GlassesSA helps South Australians obtain low cost glasses or, for those with serious eye conditions, no cost contact lenses.

Working with the South Australian initiative, GlassesSA, we are able to ensure our customers eye sight health is can be properly assessed and treated at the lowest cost. For more information on GlassesSA and your eligibility please see http://www.sa.gov.au/concessions/GlassesSA or call 1300 762 577

  • Prevention

    Regular check-ups vastly improve avoiding potential eye problems later in life.

  • The right fit

    After any testing we recommend the best performing and fitting products.

  • We have you covered

    With onsite HICAPS claiming facilty, Black Forest Optical is proudly associated with all major Private Health Providers.

Common Questions

Need more information? Contact us on (08) 8351 2378

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.

If you are eligible for contact lenses, you are entitled to them as often as they are certified as being clinically necessary by the optometrist or ophthalmologist for one of the prescribed medical conditions.

You will be able to obtain new glasses or contact lenses if the optometrist or ophthalmologist certifies they are clinically necessary.

To apply for glasses, you must display your Centrelink or DVA card to the optometrist or a member of the optometrist’s staff.

To apply for contact lenses, you must display your Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card to the optometrist or a member of the optometrist’s staff.

Application for benefit under GlassesSA can only be made electronically via the GlassesSA online portal by an optometrist or ophthalmologist who is authorised under the scheme. You cannot apply direct to the scheme for benefit.

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