We proudly supply members of all major health funds, including:
Teachers Health Fund
Australian Unity Health
We accept all health funds – if your health fund is not listed above, contact us today and we will help you redeem your optical health fund benefits.
Most major health funds optical benefits reset on 1 January. Treat yourself with a new pair of specs with little to nil to pay!
Address440 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550, Australia
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Early morning and after work appointment times available by arrangement.
COVID-19 Important Information
With the lifting of Allied Health restrictions in Regional Victoria we are again able to provide routine eyecare.
Patients who have deferred scheduled appointments are invited to book an appointment at their convenience.
On-line booking is now available through this website.
Remote TeleHealth Optometry consultations on now available to patients unable to visit in person.
Receive a complimentary pair of glasses with your initial purchase*. The second pair includes single-vision hard-coated lenses (same prescription) with a select range of frames. * T&C’s apply. Initial purchase must be full price.
Kids optical packages from $149 complete
No Gap and Low Gap glasses – We have special packages for eligible Health Fund members. Get a new pair of glasses every year for little or even no out-of-pocket cost on top of your health fund benefit.
Prescription polarised sunglasses from $249 – We have a range of sunglasses available in your prescription from $249 complete, or select from our designer range for only $349 complete!
Blue light screen protection – Protect your eyes from light emissions from all screen-based devices by adding blue light protection to your lenses. An Anti-Glare coating is included with blue light screen protection.
Genuine Transition lenses from $100 – Perfect for anyone looking for more than an ordinary lens. See our newly expanded range.
Varilux X premium multifocal lenses now available. Varilux X lenses give you sharp, clear vision and a smooth transition between distances.
Contact lenses for beginners package $50 – Have you considered trying contact lenses but don’t know where to start? Our Contact Lenses For Beginners Package includes an assessment to determine the most suitable lenses for you and a pair of trial contact lenses.
At Eyecare Plus we offer all of the brands you love, Plus, many more brands including:
Fees, charges & Medicare
Medicare benefits are payable for most consultations. Some additional fees apply for services that are not yet covered by Medicare. Our staff will be pleased to explain these fees.
Spectacles and contact lenses are provided at no cost for patients covered by Veterans Affairs. Our staff will be pleased to advise you on your entitlement.
Spectacles for the Disadvantaged
If you have either a Health Care or Pension card, you are able to be provided with subsidised glasses through the Victorian Eyewear Service (VES). People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are able to get glasses through the Victorian Aboriginal Spectacle Scheme (VASS). Please talk to our staff and they will be pleased to explain the eligibility requirements and how to access these schemes.
At Eyecare Plus Bendigo, we are passionate about providing the highest quality of eyecare in an environment that is family friendly and professional.
With patient parking, wheelchair access and flexible appointment times, we offer you the eyecare that your family deserves!
Enhanced Primary Care Program Participant
GP’s will often recommend enhanced primary care programs EPC for patients with chronic illnesses. An EPC is an arrangement between GP’s and Allied health professionals to assist a patient in managing their illness and symptoms.
We are More than happy to participate in an EPC program and will liaise with your GP after every consultation to ensure that your health is being managed appropriately.
Removal of Foreign Bodies & Ingrown Eyelashes
Patients with a foreign body often state that their eye feels as if an irritating object, like grit, “junk,” sand, or glass, is in it. The foreign body sensation is often worse upon blinking when the foreign body is located on the conjunctival (inner) surface of the upper lid. A foreign body may scratch the cornea (which is the clear membrane on the front of the eye), Most injuries from a foreign body are minor and usually heal without further problems given the right care.
Ingrown eyelashes is the term for when the eyelash grows inward instead of outward. Ingrown eyelashes are more common in adults and can occur on either the top or bottom eyelid. An ingrown eyelash can be the result of inflammation, trauma, or an issue with the eyelid. As it grows, it can irritate your eye and eyelid but will not damage your sight.
Foreign bodies of the eye and ingrown lashes are common and can be removed with proper technique by our optometrist, Mark. It’s is not advisable to try to remove them yourself as you could hurt or damage your eye.
Specialized reports are sometimes required for VicRoads or Police force applications etc.
We can assist you with assessment and completion of these reports. As this can be a lengthy process sometimes it is not covered by a comprehensive consultation fee and you may need to pay an out of pocket expense.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape, causing distorted vision. If detected, our optometrists can explain treatments available.
Low Vision Aids
Low vision aids include a variety of devices, such as stand and hand-held magnifiers, illuminated magnifiers, strong magnifying reading glasses, loupes, and small telescopes.
If you have low vision, your standard prescription eyeglasses are usually no longer sufficient to help with distance and near tasks. We stock a variety of low vision aids and can help you find a product to assist with everyday tasks.
5 Star National Accreditation
This practice has met the highest standards of accreditation within the Eyecare Plus group.