How much is the yearly children's spectacle subsidy and what can I claim for?

You can claim up to $287.50 including GST each year until your child turns 16 years old.

Up to $138.00 including GST can be used toward frames which leaves $149.50 towards lenses and the eye test.

If your child requires adult frames, an extra $51.11 including GST is available (that is, up to a total of $189.11 for adult frames).

A higher subsidy is also available for children and young people with more complex vision needs. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist will advise if your child is eligible for the higher subsidy.

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