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Get the glasses you want but pay for them later with Afterpay

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Need new glasses but can't afford to pay for them all at once? Find out how Afterpay can help split the payments up and which optometrists provide Afterpay, allowing you to get the glasses you want without hitting your wallet all at once.

What is Afterpay?

If you're not familiar with Afterpay, it's a lay-buy payment that lets you get something now and pay it back over time in instalments.

It's really handy when you have large bills that would seriously hurt your bank balance, like a new pair of glasses. Afterpay lets you pay the money back interest-free in smaller repayments rather than all at once. Better still, you don't need to worry about remembering to pay. Once you have set up your account and linked a debit or credit card, an automated payment is made to your account.

How can you use Afterpay to pay for new glasses?

It's really easy to pay for your optometry with Afterpay. Simply set up an account with Afterpay online and book your optometry appointment. After you've seen the optometrist, you can pay for the services in four fortnightly interest-free payments.

What happens if I miss a repayment?

If for whatever reason you fail to make one of your repayments, you'll receive a $10 charge. If you don't make the repayment in the following 7 days, you'll be hit with a further $7 charge.

Which optometrists accept Afterpay?

Optometry merchants currently offering Afterpay as an option online, at the time of writing, include:

  • Bupa Optical
  • Vision Direct
  • The Optical Company
  • Medispecs
  • Bairnsdale Optical Centre
  • Image Eyewear
  • For Eyes Only
  • Langley Eyecare
  • Lawrie & Taylor Optometrists
  • Eyecare Plus
  • Visionary Optometrists
  • My Optometrist
  • Kofsky Optometry
  • Health Hub
  • Naked Specs
  • Optometrist Parramatta
  • Canberra Vision Care
  • JC Optometrist
  • Adelaide City Optometrist
  • Glamoureyes
  • Tannum Eye Care
  • Headware Ballina NSW

You can also use Afterpay to pay for new glasses in stores with the following providers:

  • OPSM
  • Bailey Nelson
  • Eye Q
  • Kevin Paisley Optometry
  • Sunglasses Hut
  • The Optical Co.
  • Prevue Eyewear
  • Laubman & Pank
  • Eyelife
  • Vision Studio
  • Stacey & Stacey
  • Eyecare Plus
  • Wills Street Eyecare
  • Level 28

Many providers come with a minimum spend when using Afterpay. For example, Level 28 requires you to spend $399 or more to use Afterpay. There is also generally a maximum limit as well. For example, Eye Q has a maximum limit of $1,500 with Afterpay on glasses.

What is the cheapest way to pay for optical?

Afterpay doesn't actually save you any money; it just makes payments easier by spreading them out. However, there are cheaper ways to pay for optometry.

Private health insurance

Getting private health insurance can be an affordable way to cover optometry. Most providers have the option of an extras only policy, which can cover you for optometry, as well as things like dental and physiotherapy. Finding optical cover is also relatively affordable, with prices as little as $4 a week.

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Optical Included Treatments Optical Limit Price Per Month Hide CompareBox
HCF Starter Extras with Optical
    • Spectacle frames
    • Spectacle lenses
    • Contact lenses
$100
$16.70
AAMI Starter Extras
    • Prescription lenses
    • Contact lenses
$150
$21.04
Suncorp Starter Extras
    • Prescription lenses
    • Contact lenses
$150
$21.04
Peoplecare Simple Extras
    • Prescription glasses
    • Contact lenses
$150
$24.90
Qantas Basic Extras
    • Prescription glasses
    • Contact lenses
$250
$31.27
ahm black 60
    • Prescription glasses
    • Contact lenses
$200
$36.55
Medibank Essential Extras
    • Prescription glasses
    • Contact lenses
$200
$39
health.com.au Extras 50
    • Prescription lenses
    • Contact lenses
$200
$50.68
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*Quotes are based on single individual with less than $90,000 income and living in Sydney. Always check for combined limits.Picture: GettyImages

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