Many medical insurance plans cover your annual comprehensive examination if you are experiencing health issues related to your eyes. These include diabetic eye examinations, dry eye evaluations, red eye visits, ocular allergies, glaucoma concerns and management of patients taking medications known to have ocular side effects, like Plaquenil. Patients with corneal conditions that require special contact lenses also file under their medical insurance plans.
Our office accepts the following medical insurance:
Vision plans are supplemental plans usually sold to your medical insurance carrier as an add-on service, like dental insurance. In most cases, vision plans reimburse your eye care provider for one routine eye examination every year. Patients are often unsure of which policy to use at their visit. We understand that it can be confusing and are happy to help you schedule your appointment correctly.
Eye examinations filed under vision plans are basic, routine visits. These are screening examinations. Routine eye exams include an eyeglass prescription. Routine eye exams are not intended for the management of any ocular medical condition. If you would like the doctor to evaluate your eyes for dry eye, pink eye, itchy eyes, or any other eye conditions your visit will be considered a medical visit. Medical eye examinations will be sent to your medical health insurance for coverage. You will be responsible for the specialist copay and any necessary deductible. If you are being referred to our office by a primary care physician for a diabetic eye evaluation or because you are taking a medication that can have ocular side effects your medical insurance copay will be collected at the visit.
Does my insurance pay for glasses or contacts?
Your vision plan may have a benefit for eyeglasses or contact lenses, often called a materials benefit. Vision plans that have a material benefit help offset the cost of your eyeglasses or contact lens purchase. Unfortunately, most vision plan allowances rarely cover the entire cost of the eyeglasses.
Our office accepts the following vision plans:
Bluebonnet Vision Associates is happy to see patients without medical insurance. Same day private pay patients should ask about our prompt pay discount.