Spectacles and contact lenses

Spectacles and contact lenses at the appropriate strength are visual aids. You use them to improve your vision.


Do you suffer from a particular eye condition, or is the insured younger than 18? Then read our Medical Aids Regulations (PDF) for more information about optical aids.

When do you qualify for reimbursement?

You qualify for reimbursement of contact lenses or spectacle lenses at the appropriate strength when an eye test proves you need them. When you submit a claim, the invoice must clearly state the strength of the spectacle lenses or contact lenses.

Reimbursement spectacles and lenses

Contact lenses or spectacle lenses at the appropriate strength do not fall under the public healthcare insurance if the insured does not suffer from a particular eye condition. We do offer a reimbursement on the basis of the supplementary Plus and Top insurances:
Public Healthcare Insurance Reimbursement
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance none
Supplementary Insurance Reimbursement
Start none
Extra none
Plus maximum of € 75 per two calendar years.
Top maximum of € 150 per two calendar years**.
No Risk I
No Risk II none

You are entitled to:

  • a complete pair of spectacles or contact lenses; or
  • a reimbursement of the costs of:
    • spectacle glasses or lenses
    • a frame if purchased at the same time as the spectacle glasses.

No statutory personal contribution

Spectacles or contact lenses by virtue of the supplementary insurance are not subject to a statutory personal contribution.

No excess

The costs for care reimbursed by virtue of the supplementary insurance do not count towards your excess.

Who can you go to?

Spectacle lenses or contact lenses may be obtained from ophthalmic opticians with a qualified optometrist/contact lens specialist.

Please note

The information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursements only. No rights can be derived from this page. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions.

Your health insurance

In MyHollandZorg you will find all information about your health insurance policy. 

Reimbursements, conditions and regulations 2022

Maximum rates for a non-contracted care provider

If, for care included in the public healthcare insurance, you choose a healthcare provider with whom we have not made any agreements, the rates in the Rate list for non-contracted care will apply. Do the rates charged by the non-contracted healthcare provider exceed our maximum rates? In that case, the difference will be payable by you. This will apply for reimbursement both under the public healthcare insurance, and the supplementary insurance.

Where to go for healthcare

Use our care guide to find a (contracted) care provider near you. For more information, contact customer services on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert employees will be happy to help you.