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The Victorian Aboriginal spectacle subsidy scheme (VASSS) provides subsidised visual aids (spectacles/glasses) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians.
VASSS is a Closing the health gap initiative funded by the Victorian Department of Health and administered by the Australian College of Optometry, in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and a network of optometrists in regional Victoria.
It allows patients to access a specifically designed pair of frames along with the prescribed lens for a contribution of $10.
Abstract adapted from the Australian College of Optometry
Manager Aboriginal Services
Aboriginal Liaison Officer
Australian College of Optometry
Corner Keppel and Cardigan Streets
Carlton Vic 3053
Ph: (03) 9349 7400
Fax: (03) 9349 7498
This factsheet contains information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians about accessing eye health care in the state. It includes information about:
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract