The Victorian Eyecare Service (VES) provides low-cost eye care to people who hold a PensionerConcession Card or who have held a Health Care Card for six months or more, and to theirdependants under 18 years of age. The VES is available across Victoria through a large network ofparticipating optometrists and ophthalmologists.
- Eye care services
- Low-cost visual aids
Available to permanent residents of Victoria who hold a Pensioner Concession Card or have held a Health Care Card for at least six months.
How to access.
- TTY users, call, then ask for 1300 303 125
- Speak and Listen users, call then ask for 1300 303 125
- Internet relay users, connect to the , then ask for 1300 303 125.
Concession card holders can access the VES at a reduced cost. Contact the clinic before you attend if you would like more information about cost.
Calls are charged at the cost of a local call.
- To check your eligibility, you can call the VES office on .
- Melbourne metropolitan residents can access VES at the Australian College of Optometry’s(ACO) Clinical Services Division located in Carlton, or at several other sites located in communityhealth centres across metropolitan Melbourne.
- Rural services are provided through private practice optometrists and ophthalmologists who aresubsidised by the scheme. The ACO is responsible for the management of VES rural services.