Spectacles and contact lenses

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


For certain eye conditions and insured under 18, other optical aids are available. Read our Medical aids regulations (in Dutch) for more information.

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 of 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:


Basic Health Insurance

HollandZorg basic health insurance none
Supplementary Insurance Reimbursement
Start none
Extra none
Plus max. € 75 per 2 calendar years.
Top max. € 150 per 2 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. No rights can be derived from this page. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions.

Your health insurance

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

Maximum rates for a non-contracted care provider

Have you chosen a healthcare provider with whom we have no contract? Then, we will reimburse according to our maximum rates. If the rate invoiced by the non-contracted care provider is higher than our maximum rates, you will have to pay the difference yourself. You will be able to find contracted care providers with our Care finder.

Reimbursements, conditions and regulations 2023