Most people have vision benefits and medical insurance. They are very different in terms of the services they cover and it’s important for our patients to understand those differences.
Vision coverage (VSP, EyeMed, etc) is mainly designed to determine a prescription for glasses and is not equipped to deal with complex medical conditions and/or diagnoses. It does allow for screenings of conditions, but once they are determined, then medical insurance is filed on those services.
When a medical condition is present (such as diabetes, cataracts, dry eye, floaters, glaucoma etc.) it is necessary to file the visit with your major medical carrier (BCBS, Aetna, UHC, Cigna, etc) and the co-pays for that insurance will apply as well as any non-covered service. Insurance carriers set these rules and our office is obliged to follow them.
We currently accept VSP, VBA, EyeMed, BCBS, Highmark, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Medicare. If you don’t see your plan listed, please call to see if we are taking it.