With back-to-school season in full swing, let’s face it, this time of year and the costs associated to it never seem to let up on your wallet. But if you’re under the age of 18—or if you have little ones who are—we’ve got some pretty exciting news about how you can get money back on a purchase of prescription eyewear.
This news comes courtesy of a newly launched financial assistance initiative (exclusively in Quebec) called the See Better to Succeed program. If you or your child meets specific criteria (outlined below) you’ll receive a reimbursement of $250 as compensation for the purchase of new glasses. Just a note: this is a fixed total so no matter if you purchase one pair of glasses or multiple boxes of contact lenses, you’ll get the same amount back.
The Quebec government launched this program as a way to help lessen the financial burden on parents. It’s also a means to boost academic performance, as clear vision has a direct impact on a student’s academic performance. Here’s what the See Better to Succeed program entails: every two years, children under the age of 18 who need glasses or contact lenses to see and have gotten a prescription from a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist will be eligible for $250 reimbursement.
A few things you should know before applying for reimbursement.
- First, as specified above, this financial assistance only applies to people under the age of 18.
- You’ll only be eligible for reimbursement if the merchant that sold your glasses or contact lenses is based in the province of Quebec.
- In order to be eligible, all you have to do is fill out an online form. We’ve included the link below.
Not sure if you or your kid needs glasses? No worries. Schedule an eye exam at an optometrist near you. It’s also covered by health insurance (RAMQ).
So many styles…
If you’re in the market for a new pair of glasses for kids, we’ve got you covered as we have a wide selection of frames that will flatter any face shape—yup, even those young ones! First up, take a look at our recently-launched Petite collection. We bet all the kids in the schoolyard will want a pair of Selfie all their own once they see your child in this cute-meets-stylish frame. And for the boys, we offer our frames in a host of different sizes and colours. Fan favourites like Cult or Prime are cool choices on boys of any age. The most difficult part? Choosing which one(s) you and your kids like best…
Ready for reimbursement?
It’s so simple. All you have to do is follow this link and enter the information. In just three weeks’ time, you’ll receive a cheque in your mailbox.