Vision Care

NIHB vision care benefits cover eye exams and corrective lenses, including :

  • Eye examinations, when not insured by the province or territory;
  • Corrective lenses such as eyeglasses and contact lenses prescribed by an eye care professional;
  • Eyeglass repair.

Vision care benefits are covered in accordance with program policies. Care must be provided by a provider recognized by the Nunavik NIHB Program.


  • The beneficiary or his/her guardian must ask the pharmacist to contact NIHB Nunavik in order to obtain an authorization indicating the applicable reimbursement after validation of the beneficiary's eligibility, the prescription and the pharmacist's submission.
  • The authorization issued by Nunavik NIHB will indicate the amount to be reimbursed directly to the pharmacist. In the event that the program does not cover the full amount, the beneficiary will be responsible for paying the difference to the pharmacist.