Florida Vision Insurance Plans
It’s no surprise that vision insurance plans are misunderstood by many people. Depending on the reason for the doctor visit – a routine exam or an eye injury – it’s not always clear which doctor to visit. At its most basic level, vision insurance plans help cover the cost of routine eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses. Some vision plans also pay for corrective procedures such as laser eye surgery. Additionally, most plans include one pair of glasses or contacts a year.
Which policy covers an eye injury or disease?
Routine vision exams to optometrists or general ophthalmologists may produce final diagnoses such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. However, during this exam, the optometrist or general ophthalmologist might detect a problem related to diabetes or some other disease.
On the other hand, medical eye exams may produce a diagnosis such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), a common occurrence among children.
Most insurance companies focus on the reason for your visit, so your health insurance probably would not cover that routine eye exam but, a follow-up visit to your doctor because of a problem detected during a routine eye exam might very well be covered.
Plus, your health insurance probably would cover a doctor’s visit for an eye disease or eye injury. It is important to understand your covered benefits in your plan.
What Does Vision Care Insurance Cover?
Vision care insurance plans usually cover a percentage of the following basic services:
- Yearly eye examination
- Eyeglass lenses
- Eyeglass frames
- Contact lenses
- LASIK and PRK vision correction procedures at a discounted rate
Your specific vision care plan may have a limit, such as annually or every two years on how often it will pay for lenses and frames.
Who Provides Vision Care Services?
Frequently, vision care plans (including those you buy or are provided by your employer) contract with eye care professionals. In some plans, you use a certain eye care provider and receive a discount on the services offered.
However, most plans purchased from a vision care insurance company are PPOs (preferred provider organizations) where your eye care is managed by a network of eye care providers.
In a PPO, you also can use out-of-network eye providers, but you must pay a greater share of the cost. Typically, eye care offices and networks include optometrists and general ophthalmologists.
Some networks also may include ophthalmologists who perform refractive surgery and provide LASIK or other vision correction procedures.
Do I Need Vision Care Insurance?
If you or members of your family wear corrective lenses and need periodic eye exams and changes in your eye lens prescription, it may be worthwhile to purchase vision care insurance. If you do not currently wear or need glasses, you may be able to get a periodic eye exam through your regular health insurance plan.
- Information For Healthy Vision-National Vision Institute taking good care of your vision you are also taking care of your health. With regular vision, the exam will help you to see the best that you can.
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