This is designed to make glasses affordable, and if your child has poor vision or a turned eye they then qualify for extra funding to make treatment possible.
$284/year is capped and must pay for both eye tests and any glasses required. This is for children who do NOT have decreased vision in 1 eye, or a ‘squint’, and since they only need 1 visit per year it can cover all costs in many cases.
If there is a risk of permanently reduced vision or ‘squint’ then a lot of extra funding is there – technically nothing should be paid for glasses and patching.
However, a lost pair of glasses is not covered before the calendar year in either case, unless we find the glasses to have changed. Nor is a tint or dark glasses in most situations.