October 08, 2019

in Government Updates, Benefits & Health

Cost of children’s eyeglasses in Quebec to be reimbursed

The Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) has announced that, as of September 1, 2019, the financial assistance program See Better to Succeed will offer a fixed reimbursement of $250 following the purchase of eyeglasses or contact lenses for children under 18.

 

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Those looking for reimbursement must have a valid Health Insurance Card, and must have received a prescription for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses during an eye examination conducted by an authorized optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Insurers are reviewing how this will impact the group benefits offered by employers. For more details, and to fill out the online application form, visit the RAMQ page.