PA Q+A: Eyeglasses, Eye Exams and Insurance

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Question

How are eyeglasses and eye exams covered under the national insurance/JET accident insurance?

Answer

The cost of eyeglasses is typically not covered by insurance. Getting your prescription checked at a store will usually be free.

If you go for a consultation with an eye doctor, national health insurance will cover 70% of the cost. JET accident insurance will kick in if it was in case of an injury or illness. For more information, please refer to the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Accident Insurance Policy Guide (p. 5 “Exclusions”)

 Answered by PAs 2014/3/19.

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