Can I claim for sunglasses?

We're here to look after your eyes. Westfund is proud to provide a benefit towards sunglasses, available under eligible Extras cover. 

Exposure to UV radiation over long periods can lead to severe and irreversible eye damage. Overexposure to UV radiation can cause short-term eye damage in the form of mild irritation, sunburn to the cornea and inflammation. Chronic over-exposure may lead to permanent damage, such as squamous cell cancers around the eyes. Wearing sunglasses has been proven to help prevent some of these conditions, lower the risk of cataracts, reduce headaches/migraines and prevent the macular from deteriorating rapidly.*

What am I entitled to under my sunglasses benefit?

If you hold eligible Extras cover, you may be able to claim up to $100 depending on your level of cover for non-prescription sunglasses. This benefit can be used for fit overs.


Refer to your Policy Summary for more information including waiting periods, claiming eligibility and benefit amounts


A two month waiting period applies to this benefit.

How can I use my sunglasses benefit?

There are a number of ways you can use your sunglasses benefit.

You can purchase your sunglasses through a Westfund Care Centre or selected Provider of Choice provider. You can find a Westfund Care Centre or Provider of Choice provider here.


Alternatively, you can browse our online sunglass catalogue, select your favourite style and have them shipped right to your door.

How can I claim my sunglasses benefit?

The easiest and quickest way to make your claim is via the Westfund app. However, we provide several other options (online or email) to submit your claim so you can select the way that suits you best.


Please ensure you include your receipt/s when lodging your claim.


If you make a purchase at a Westfund Care Centre, your claim will processed immediately. For purchases  through our online sunglass catalogue, our friendly staff will contact you for your verbal consent to use the sunglasses benefit and process your claim.

*Information sourced from the Australian Cancer Council.


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