Enable Subsidy - Free Eye Examination and Spectacles*

What is the Enable Subsidy?

An annual subsidy which helps with the costs of children's vision tests and glasses. At Buchanan Optometrists, your child's Enable subsidy will normally cover the cost of exams and glasses with no charge to you*


Who can get the Spectacle Subsidy?

Any of your children, aged under 16 years. But only if you or your child has a current Community Services Card or a High Use Health Card. The subsidy is available again after 12 months.

The child will need to have an assessment by an accredited vision assessor who is registered as an assessor for this subsidy. The optometrists at Buchanan Optometrists are registered Enable assessors.

free childrens eye exam


What does the Subsidy cover?

The Spectacles subsidy can help with the costs of your child's:

  • vision test

  • glasses (frame and lenses or repairs)

  • eye patches (if required)


* Terms and conditions apply. Certain prescriptions or optional coatings and add-ons will normally be at an extra charge. See in-store for details.


Buchanan Optometrists Ltd optometry practice in Christchurch is located at Church Corner within the Riccarton Clinic. As an independent optical practice we have the freedom to use suppliers that provide the best service and products to you.

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Monday, Wendsday & Thursday
8:30am -5:30pm
8.30am - 7:00pm
8:30am -4:30pm

First Floor
Riccarton Clinic 
6 Yaldhurst Road
Upper Riccarton 
New Zealand
03 341 4850