Optomap Retinal Screening is an essential aspects of your eye health and recommended for each patient each year to detect possible eye diseases not seen unless we scanned you.
This screening has a cost of $39, and is a requirement for your first appointment.
It depends on your insurance plan. For vision exams, your insurance may require that you pay a small copay in addition to overages on things like frames, lenses, and contacts. Most insurance plans set a small Co-Pay for Optomap Imaging, the retina scan image of the inside to exam your eye health. Our fee is typically only $39. Keep in mind that all new patients are required to have the Optomap Images at their first appointment.
Special testing, for eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, high risks medications, and macular degeneration, is considered medical. Your medical insurance will be billed for these tests, not your vision insurance. The amount that will be your responsibility depends on your medical deductible and other things determined by your insurance company.
It can take up to 2 weeks to 4 weeks to adjust to your new glasses. If you are still experiencing difficult, then come in! Let us fix it! Be sure to come back as soon as you can so we can make it right. We want you to LOVE your glasses and contact lenses! HAPPY PATIENTS, HAPPY PRACTICE!
WE ACCEPT THESE METHODS OF PAYMENTS
CareCredit provides opportunities for qualified patients to get the care they need when they want it, while paying over time. CareCredit is similar to a credit card, but exclusively for healthcare costs such as DRY EYE TREATMENT, LIPIFLOW, MEDICAL TESTING, EYE PRODUCTS , EYEGLASSES, OR LASIK, PRK, Advanced Lens Options for Cataract Surgery, and more. When you are approved for CareCredit you can use it multiple times, within your credit limit, without reapplying.
Applying is easy and Immediate approvals are available.
Vision plans cover routine eye services such as annual eye exams, glasses, and some contact lens services. Many vision insurance plans do not cover contact lens fittings/evaluations as this is typically considered an elective service. If your eye doctor decides during your eye exam that you need to be examined for a medical condition, such as glaucoma or cataracts, you will be referred back for a separate medical visit and further treatment.
VSP, BCBS of Alaska, Aetna, Cigna, Meritain & More
Medicaid: We ONLY participate in Eye Care Services
(Medicaid glasses: we will provide a list of participating practices for this )
We do not take Eyemed
Feel free to contact us if you need assistance figuring out if your specific vision insurance plan is accepted.
Your copay will always be collected at the time of service. If you choose to receive a service that is not covered by your medical insurance, such as a contact lens evaluation, payment for that service will be collected up front. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.
Most health insurance plans will cover medical eye exams.
A medical eye exam may include treatment of conditions such as diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration, high risks medication ,dry eyes, pink eyes or uveitis.
We accept most major medical insurance carriers, including Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, AETNA, TRICARE and CIGNA, but we may not participate with every individual plan that is offered.
Please check with your provider to confirm your coverage prior to your examination.
We understand that navigating insurance can be confusing.
Your visit to the eye doctor may be categorized as “MEDICAL or “ROUTINE" by your insurance provider.
Your medical insurance covers a medical eye problem but may not cover a routine eye exam – some plans include routine benefits. Depending on your policy, a routine exam may not be covered due to vision plans that are combined with your medical insurance but are considered separate coverage.
Though this type of coverage is very common, there are some medical insurances that cover one routine eye exam every one to two years.
We know that this may seem very complicated, and we work with our patients to provide assistance in figuring your individual coverage.
We always advise you to verify your benefits with your insurance provider
Full payment is due at the time of service for self-pay patients.
Patients using insurance
Patients must pay for all co-pays or deductibles required by your insurance at the time of service. We are unable to waive these fees.
You must bring your insurance information to your appointment.
If you do not have your insurance information with you on the date of service, you will be considered a self-pay patient. You will be required to pay in full and you may submit for reimbursement on your own.
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You are here because your doctor or eye doctor referred you for special testings.
Follow the above instruction and please keep us informed should you have any questions!
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