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If you use prescription glasses, now is the time to get yourself a new pair or two before the government’s intended cuts to reimbursement. Expected to be applied in the near future, aid is set to be capped at €350 in 2015, falling to €200 by 2018, and limited to one pair every two years. The maximum help towards frames will remain at €100.
It is hoped that the cuts to government aid will encourage more internet based competition from internet-based suppliers.
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The level of reimbursement for glasses is set to be capped at €350 in 2015, falling to €200 by 2018. The €100 ceiling for frames will remain.
The cap is part of the government’s plan to cut the amount if pays out in complementary health insurance and follows in the wake of the consumer protection bill, or Hamon law, which came into effect in February. Part of the new bill aims to open up the sale of glasses to greater competition from internet-based suppliers.
Reimbursements for replacement or second pairs of glasses – with exceptions for children or for changing prescriptions – will be limited to once every two years.
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