Medicare Eye Exams – What is Covered?

Medicare Eye exams. What does Medicare coverage for eye exams include? Glaucoma screening? Are contact lenses or eyeglasses covered by Medicare?

Medicare does not cover ROUTINE eye exams, eyeglasses or contacts but there are items that Medicare may cover. You will pay for these items in most cases.

However, there are some situations in which Medicare WILL pay for vision care and corrective lenses.

If you have diabetes, glaucoma or macular degeneration Medicare may pay for exams and treatment.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common elective procedures covered by Medicare. An elective procedure is one that is not strictly for cosmetic purposes and is designed to improve your quality of life.

If you have Medigap plan F your policy will cover the Medicare Part B deductible as well as your 20% share of Medicare covered eye exams, surgical procedures, eyeglasses and contact lenses. Click here for an instant affordable Medigap quote. Click, quote, compare and apply online.

Many Georgia seniors buy a vision insurance plan to offset the cost of routine care not covered by Medicare. A quality vision care plan for seniors is now available in Georgia for less than $16 per month. This vision insurance plan allows you to see any eye care professional but has the added benefit of a lower copay if you use a network provider.

Eye exams (including dilation if necessary) from participating providers are covered with a $10 copay. The plan also covers lenses, frames and contact lenses.

A routine eye exam can detect changes not only in your vision but your overall health. A professional eye exam can detect other disease such as diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

With more than 35,000 participating eye care providers there is almost certain to be one in your area.

Click here for full details on this vision insurance plan. Click, review, quote and apply direct online.

Georgia Medicare Plans is proud to offer this valuable vision insurance coverage to GA seniors.


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