How to Maximise Optical Benefits for Affordable Eye Care

Taking care of your vision is a top priority, and as an owner-run optometrist in Johannesburg, Twenty 20 Vision understands the importance of making eye care affordable and accessible to all. 


We’ve got some tips on how and why you should maximise your optical benefits to ensure that you and your family receive the best possible care without breaking the bank. 


Understanding Your Optical Benefits


A great starting point is to have a solid understanding of what your benefits cover. Optical benefits in South Africa will typically include eye exams, prescription lenses (glasses and contact lenses), frames and sometimes additional coatings like anti-glare and lenses that darken in the sun. Some optical benefits even include specialised treatments or procedures. 


To get the most out of your plan, familiarise yourself with coverage limits, co-payments, and network providers. You can do this by reading up online or calling your medical aid provider and asking a consultant to explain all your optical benefits so you can make smart choices.


An even easier way, is to send us your details by completing our Optical Benefits Check form, and we will do the work for you and let you know what you qualify for. 


Schedule Regular Eye Exams


Routine eye exams are the foundation for maintaining healthy vision. Not only do they ensure that your prescription is up-to-date, but they also allow your optometrist to catch potential issues early on. 


Since most medical aid plans cover annual or biennial eye exams, we recommend that you take advantage of these optical benefits because regular check-ups can prevent more significant problems down the line, saving you both money and discomfort.


Book an eye exam today!


Explore Your Options


Prescription eyewear can be a significant expense, but being aware of your optical benefits and using them on time can help you choose affordable options while still getting quality products. When selecting frames, opt for those covered by your insurance or choose from a selection of budget-friendly options. 


Make use of the benefits that you have to cover lens enhancements, contact lenses, and even more complex procedures to receive professional eye care affordably. Additionally, inquire about eye care products, discounts, promotions, or package deals that may be available through your optometrist. 


Not sure what optical benefits you have? We’ll check for you with no obligation.


Plan Ahead for Large Purchases


One of the smartest ways to optimally use your optical benefits is by planning ahead. If you anticipate needing new eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other eyewear, try to align your purchases with your medical aid coverage. Some plans have a limited number of times you can use certain benefits, so timing your purchases strategically can help you get the most value. 


At Twenty 20 Vision, our goal is to provide you with the best possible eye care that is affordable and quality-assured. Remember, your vision is an invaluable asset, so invest in professional care from a team that puts you first and experience a lifetime of healthy eyesight. Use your optical benefits and book an appointment now with our highly trained optometrists today.