We offer medical eye exams to treat a wide array of conditions. Our doctors have access to some of the worlds most advanced diagnostic equipment enabling us to measure, diagnose and treat with an unparalleled degree of precision.
Patients often ask about the difference between a medical eye exam and a routine vision eye exam. Typically, patients are referred to an ophthalmologist for a medical eye exam when there is a medical condition that needs to be evaluated and treated, common examples of these are glaucoma, cataracts, itching or burning, and eye trauma. Medical eye exams are billed to your medical insurance.
Routine vision eye exams are typically performed for two reason: an annual well-vision exam to determine the overall health of the eye, and to fit a patient for contact lenses or glasses. Routine vision exams and exams for contact lenses or glasses are not covered by medical insurance but are covered by vision insurance plans.
Most patients who have medical insurance also have a separate vision insurance policy (much like dental insurance) but are often not issued a separate card for their vision policy. The easiest way to determine your vision plan is to call the number on the back of your card and ask if you have routine vision coverage with your plan and who the insurance company is that provides this coverage.