Glaucoma

About

A glaucoma screening is recommended for men and women over the age of 40 and detects your risk for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that is known to increase the pressure in the eye which can cause blindness.

Get started

Contact your healthcare professional to have the test done.

Need to know

What to know before the test

  • If you wear contact lenses, remove them before the test.
  • Avoid alcohol for 12 hours before the test and any liquids for four hours before.
  • If you have a wound on your eye or an eye infection, wait until it’s healed before you have the test.

Paying for the test

  • If you are a member of a medical scheme administered by Discovery Health, you can claim the cost of the screening from your day-to-day benefits, if you have funds available.

Vitality points

  • You earn 2 500 Vitality points for a glaucoma screening if you are older than 40.
  • If you are claiming the cost of this screening from a medical scheme administered by Discovery Health you do not need to submit proof as points will be awarded automatically. Please allow 7 days for these points to be awarded.
  • If not, submit proof of your screening on the Claim Vitality Points page for your points to be awarded. Please allow 48 hours for processing, you can then check that these points have been awarded on your Vitality Points Monitor.

Get started

Contact your healthcare professional to have the test done.

Get Started

Contact your healthcare professional to have the test done.

Claim points manually

If you are not claiming the cost of your screening, assessment or vaccination from a medical scheme administered by Discovery Health you can claim your Vitality points here.