Glasses and contact lenses

The OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance is a medical insurance for if you stay abroad for a longer period of time (up to a maximum of 2 years).

Whether you get reimbursement for glasses and contact lenses depends on the cover you have chosen:

  • Light and Regular cover: no reimbursement
  • Comfort cover: a maximum of €75 within the duration of your insurance

You will receive reimbursement for night contact lenses, glasses lenses, prescription contact lenses, prescription sunglasses and frames if you buy these from an optician or optical company.

With the OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance you can opt for no excess or an excess of €250, €500 or €1,000. If you have opted for an excess and you incur costs which are covered by the insurance, you then pay the first part of these costs yourself. 

You have dry eyes and an optician advises night contact lenses. The costs are €475. If you have Comfort cover and no excess, you will receive a reimbursement of €75. 

You can claim your medical expenses quickly and easily via My OOM.

Please note that the terms and conditions of your insurance take precedence over the information provided here.