Community Outreach Eye Care Program

What is this service?

This service is provided by the Australian College of Optometry to provide comprehensive eye examinations in rural and regional Victoria.

This program has been designed to provide optometry services and low-cost glasses to people who are unable to attend the mainstream clinics for various reasons.

Who is eligible?

The service is primarily for people aged over 65 years and those experiencing hardship.

What is the cost?

The service is Medicare bulk-billed. If required, glasses are subsidised through the Victorian Eye Care Service for concession cardholders.

How to get more information?

For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact CHIRP Community Health on (03) 5479 1000.

Please note that the Community Outreach Eye Care Program comes to CHIRP Community Health on an as needed basis. If you would like to utilise this service, please contact reception to register for the next clinic.

For more information on the Community Outreach Eye Care Program visit their website here.


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