Better Health

Vision and Eye Care

Seniors' Eyeglass Program

The Seniors' Eyeglass Program provides financial assistance toward the purchase of eyeglasses for eligible Manitobans 65 and older. One pair of eyeglasses may be claimed every three years, more often if a doctor diagnoses a change in vision.

Infant Contact Lens Program

Manitoba Health pays for infant contact lenses for infants born with a congenital eye defect.

Prosthetic Eye Program

Manitoba Health pays for part of the costs of artificial eyes or prosthetic shells. The program covers a new device every two years, with a maximum allowable benefit.

Children's Opti-Care Program

The Children's Opti-care program helps families receiving the Manitoba Child Benefit to pay for the cost of prescription eyeglasses for their children.