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"easyMedicare made getting the coverage I deserved easy and saved me a great deal of money."

- Joe Theismann

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Medicare and Taking Advantage of Your Vision Coverage


While it may often be overlooked, routine vision care is essential to your health and daily life. Seeing an eye doctor at least once per year can give them the ability to determine if you need corrective eyewear, an updated prescription, and check for more serious conditions like macular degeneration due to age, diabetes, cataracts, or glaucoma.

If you do have corrective eyewear

If you currently wear corrective lenses or contacts, you are familiar with routine eye exams. That being said, it is easy to forget to make a regular visit to your eye doctor if you don’t notice a change -- or decline -- in your vision over the years. Changes to your prescription, especially small ones, occur over time and can be easy to miss. Making sure to visit your eye doctor routinely can ensure that your vision stays its best while checking for more serious underlying conditions.

Many Medicare Advantage plans offer a yearly allowance for new corrective lenses or contacts. Even if your prescription is not changing, you have the opportunity to switch up the style of your lenses or replace your current lenses with a fresh pair.

If you do not have corrective eyewear

If you don’t currently need glasses or contacts, it makes sense why you wouldn’t book an appointment with an eye doctor. However, even if you don’t currently wear corrective eyewear, getting regular eye exams is important. Prevention is essential to the health of your eyes. Going in for a routine visit with an ophthalmologist can help you find out early if you could benefit from glasses. More importantly, regular check-ins with your physician can help you stay ahead of dangerous or degenerative ocular issues that could permanently restrict your vision and negatively impact your lifestyle. Making sure your eyes are in the best shape possible will allow you to see and enjoy your surroundings for as long as possible.

Medicare and vision coverage

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) does not offer comprehensive vision coverage. If you are in need of contacts or glasses, you will be paying the full amount out-of-pocket (outside of having cataract surgery). If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you know that vision coverage is often included. Some benefits can include:

  • Routine eye exams
  • Preventative eye exams
  • Glasses or contacts
  • Eye drops
  • Medication

Seeing your eye doctor regularly can help you prevent costly surgeries or procedures that require paying out-of-pocket costs.

If you are interested in more information about your vision coverage or have questions about what your plan offers, feel free to contact one of our licensed insurance agents today. Call us at 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 (Mon - Thurs 8am - 11pm EST and Friday 8am - 9pm EST).