Eyeglass Program

Provides limited financial assistance toward the purchase of eyeglasses for Manitoba residents 65 years of age and older. Benefits are based on a fixed fee schedule for dispensing fees, frames and lenses. Rebates are never calculated according to the cost of the glasses. The total allowable amount, based on this fee schedule, is subject to a deductible. Once the deductible has been applied, Manitoba Health will reimburse 80% of the remainder of the allowable total. The deductible applies once a year (April 1 to March 31) per family. If additional glasses are required within the 12 month period, you do not have to pay the deductible again. Claim forms are available from optometrists and opticians.

E-mail: insuredben@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mhsip/eyeglasses.html

Contact Information

Provincial Drug Programs - Ancillary Programs, Health
Main Floor, 300 Carlton St
Winnipeg , Manitoba R3B 3M9
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T: 204-786-7365 or 204-786-7366
1-800-297-8099 ext 7365 or 7366 (in Manitoba)
F: 204-786-6634