Infant Contact Lens Program

What is covered for Infant Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses for congenital disorders in infants are eligible for rebate when prescribed by an ophthalmologist and the costs are not paid through other provincial or federal programs. Manitoba Health will provide one lens per eye, per infant. The maximum allowable reimbursement is $190.00 for a single lens and $380.00 for bilateral lenses.

How do I submit a claim?

When you pay for the lenses, obtain a claim form from the ophthalmologist, optometrist or ophthalmic dispenser. Please send the completed form to the address below:

Manitoba Health
Ancillary Programs
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3M9

204-786-7365 or 204-786-7366
Toll free:
1-800-297-8099 ext 7365 or 7366
FAX: 204-786-6634
TTY/TDD Relay Service: 204-774-8618 outside Winnipeg: 711 or 1-800-855-0511