What’s the difference between my Health Insurance and my Vision Insurance?
Your Vision Insurance is separate from your Health Insurance. It’s often from a different insurance provider and covers the annual eye exam necessary to determine if you need an eyeglasses prescription, or a change in the prescription you currently have. Most Vision Insurance has either a moderate allowance for a set of glasses or a fixed dollar amount for contact lens care. Only very rarely are both eyeglasses and contact lenses paid for by your insurance in the same enrollment year. The contact lens coverage typically includes the professional evaluation and a supply of contacts.
Your Medical Insurance covers you for anything that has a medical diagnosis. This would include visits for an eye infection, corneal foreign body removal, sudden onset of flashes and floaters, dry eye problems, and chronic or acute allergy issues. Your Medical Insurance would also cover progress evaluations to monitor cataracts, glaucoma and other recurring issues.
How much will it cost?
Are you asking yourself “how much will my vision care plan pay for exams?”
Are you wondering “What will glasses and contacts cost?”
Call us at (562) 692-1208 or (626) 962-5868 to find out how your plan benefits help to offset your eyecare needs at Golden Optometric Group. Se Habla Español
What we need to know
We check in advance on what your vision plan benefits are, and how often you are elibible for services and materials. Then, we help to maximize the use of these benefits to give the most value in fulfilling your eyecare needs.
To help you, we’ll need the following information about the person covered (the subscriber or employee) by your vision care plan.
- name of subscriber
- subscriber’s insurance ID number
- birthdate of subscriber
- social security number of subscriber(sometimes needed)
This information is requested by your vision care company from us so that we can check your eligibility and benefits allowances. Please have this information ready when you call to schedule your appointment.
We participate with VSP, Medicare, Medicaid, EyeMed, Medical Eye Services of California, SafeGuard, NVA, PVS, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna, Health Net, Healthy Families and many more. We can also bill your PPO or POS for emergency medical treatment.
CareCredit Payment Program
We are also pleased to offer our patients the CareCredit® card, North America’s leading patient payment program. CareCredit is the credit card is exclusive for healthcare services. You’ll get monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including LASIK.
Learn more online or contacting our office. Ready to apply?