Will my visit be billed to my medical insurance (Medicare, Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, etc.) or my vision plan (VSP, Eyemed, Superior etc.)?
Medical Insurance will be used for eye health visits for patients with known eye problems, diseases or symptoms that are not correctable with glasses (i.e. diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, eye pain, eye injury, sudden vision loss, double vision, dry eye etc.). Most medical health plans do not cover refractions for glasses prescriptions or contact lens exams.
Vision plans are not truly insurance, but do provide coverage for well vision exams to determine your prescription for glasses and screen the health of your eyes to check for eye problems or diseases you may not be aware of yet. Vision plans also reduce your out of pocket expense for glasses or contact lenses.
Sometimes it is appropriate to schedule separate visits to accommodate both your routine vision needs (glasses, contacts) and medical eye needs.
Please inform our staff of any medical insurance or vision plan you have at the time of scheduling your appointment so we may assist you in understanding your benefits. Patients are responsible for copays, deductibles and coinsurance at the time of service. We will do our best to minimize your out of pocket expense while billing appropriately for your visit.