§ 32. Mr. BLUNDELL
asked the Minister of Health the difference between optical treatment, which was previously allowed to be given as an additional benefit under the Health Insurance Acts, and ophthalmic treatment, as now allowed?
The difference is that with the new definition of the benefit it has been possible to make arrangements whereby an insured person is in a position to obtain the advice of an ophthalmic specialist when it is required in the opinion of his medical practitioner. Under the previous definition it was a matter of doubt how far this could be done.