For senior Australian citizens living in South Australia, the Seniors Card is the best way to save money. You can avail a host of benefits- from transport concessions to exclusive discounts offered by participating businesses in a variety of goods and services. This card is offered for free by each state and territory if you fit certain criteria established by the respective state. If you’d like to use your Seniors card in other states, you’ll find that some reciprocal arrangements are in place.
SA Senior Card Program
You can apply for a South Australian Seniors Card if:
- you’re aged 60 years or older
- you’re a permanent South Australian resident
- you’re not working more than 20 hours per week in paid employment (part-time and casual employees may average their hours over a 12 month period).
Learn more on how to apply for a WA Seniors Card here.
Benefits of Shopping at Vision Direct with your Senior Card
At Vision Direct, we are delighted to assist seniors enrolled in the SA Senior Card program with discounts. We offer seniors card discounts across our entire site to help you shop for eyeglasses and sunglasses, plus we provide you with a huge saving on prescription and progressive lenses if you wear eyeglasses.
If you have a SA Seniors Card, then you can explore our site and receive these exclusive Seniors Card discounts:
- 10% Sitewide
- 30% OFF Prescription Lenses
- 30% OFF Progressive Lenses
Receive up to 30% off your purchase using the following discount codes:
Visit the Seniors Card SA website for more information.
We are proud to offer a wide range of luxury brands, value models and more. We stock many brands that offer prescription glasses, progressive glasses and reading glasses. Choose from over 180 designer brands and use our game changing technologies to make your pick.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. It causes the central area of the retina to deteriorate, which is responsible for our ability to read, see, drive and perform other daily visual tasks. If you feel that your ability to clearly see is deteriorating as the years go by, you might need to get glasses.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition with symptoms beginning around the age of 40. It’s defined as the gradual loss in the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects. As you get older, you will often start to notice your eyes feel tired and your vision becomes less sharp. For this specific eye problem, there is a perfect solution: progressive lenses. Progressive glasses have lenses with a lot of different prescriptions built in-one, offering a smooth transition, so there are no visible lines in your lenses. Progressive lenses are now the more popular eyewear compared to bifocal glasses. Bifocal glasses are similar in that they provide two different built-in prescriptions, but they don’t offer a smooth transition. A modern twist on bifocals, Progressive lenses are the most up-to-date eyewear to help treat vision problems. If you want to learn more about progressive lenses, you can read our articles on progressive glasses in our Optical Centre.
Our Top Picks on Vision Direct
Gucci GG0026O– These Gucci acetate frames are the most shopped frames by women. They have an oversized cat-eye shape and designed to be durable, flexible, long-lasting and hypoallergenic. The curved temples are non-slip while the integrated and ergonomic nose pads will keep the eyeglasses from wobbling. The high-end optical hinges will provide a comfortable fit.
The Oakley OX8156 HOLBROOK is a timeless, classic men’s eyeglass design fused with modern Oakley technology. Inspired by the screen heroes from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, this design epitomizes the spirit of exploration and adventure. The iconic American frame design is accented by metal rivets and Oakley icons, perfect for those who seek equal parts performance and style.
Montana Readers by SBG MR69 encapsulates the essence of the Swiss brand; stylish and practical. Every pair of Montana Readers is designed and lovingly crafted by their in-house team in Switzerland. These black frames are made from plastic and are available in a range of powers from +1.00 to +3.50.
The Arise Collective Kingston Blue Light Lens 001 comes with an exceptional quality black acetate frame. These glasses include free prescription lenses built-in with a special advanced coating which renders them anti-glare, scratch-resistant and your eyes protected from potentially harmful blue light.
At Vision Direct, you can shop prescription folding reading glasses by Persol, a leading designer brand. When you order the Persol PO9714VM folding reading glasses all you have to do is add your reading glasses’ prescription at check out to get prescription folding reading glasses delivered directly at your doorstep. They’re so sleek that they fit into the slimmest pockets, making them the ultimate mini folding reading glasses.
Vision Direct’s Virtual Try-On tool is an advanced online solution to the problem of not being able to check out a pair of glasses in-hand. It’s simple and free! This acts as a digital mirror for you to “try on” different designer sunglasses or eyeglasses from home in just 2 easy steps.
Step 1: record your selfie video. We’ll walk you through a simple process and show you how to use your desktop or mobile camera to record a quick, five-second selfie video.
Step 2: try on glasses online! Go to the brand page of any glasses you’d like to virtually try on. Then, filter by ‘virtual try-on’ in the special features option. You can see yourself wearing any of the glasses that appear! We stock over 5,000 pairs of eyeglasses and 6,000 pairs of sunglasses, all just a few clicks away from appearing on your face!
This tool takes the guesswork out of shopping online and eliminates the stress, time and money wastage involved in going to a brick and mortar store, trying on many frames and then making up our mind.
Arise HD Prescription Lenses
Vision Direct offers groundbreaking durability, pristine clarity and perfect vision – all in the same lenses. Arise HD Clarity Prescription Lenses are made for the everyday wearer, but also offer advanced protection, making them suitable for any adventure.
The Arise Clarity Lens Collection features protective elements to provide you with a perfectly durable pair of prescription glasses. From scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings to UV 400 and superhydrophobic protection, these lenses are guaranteed to keep your eyes comfortable no matter what the situation.
These lenses are also aspheric, making them thinner and lighter than many other prescription lenses. These high performing, durable lenses feature an innovative lens technology that provides optimal clarity and comfort in the urban jungle.
Simply choose any frames you like, enter your prescription and select Arise Collective for your lens type.
zFORT™ Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Blue light is a potentially harmful form of light. While it is naturally emitted by the sun, electronic devices (upon which we’re spending more and more time every day) are also high-level producers. Blue light rays at a wavelength between 415nm – 455nm can damage your retinal cells, which may lead to premature eye ageing and vision problems in the future.
Our exposure to these harmful light rays may also cause a range of other health problems, including poor sleep (according to a 2012 Harvard Medical School study). Find out more about how to protect your eyes from blue light with anti-blue light glasses from zFORT™.
You can enjoy free shipping, 100-day returns and a 2-year warranty, plus the best price guarantee when you shop with us.
Avail this great discount and use your Senior Card when shopping for prescription eyewear. Simply use the code in the section “I have a Promo Code, Voucher or Referral” at checkout for an instant discount on your purchase of prescription and progressive lenses!