medical eye care
EYESIGHT EYE CARE are services related to obtaining a glasses or contact lens prescription. While valuable, alone these services are limited. Because this is basic care, fees are generally less. One often finds EYESIGHT CARE services in malls or department stores. The question is would you have your baby delivered at the mall . . . then why would you have your eyes examined at the mall?
MEDICAL EYE CARE includes eyesight eye care with additional in-depth testing for diseases of the eye and diseases of the body that may affect the eye. To provide medical eye care, physicians must use state of the art technology, be thorough, offer comprehensive care, comply with all federal and state laws, and use a recognized billing system.
Patients with vision problems may have hidden eye or body diseases that affects their vision. These patients require multiple tests to monitor their eye and body health thus ensuring that they do not loose their sight, become disabled from vision loss, or have a condition that may be life threatening.
If you have a medical eye or body condition you need medical eye care not just EYESIGHT eye care. This will ensure that you will have maximum vision for as long as you live.
Insurance benefits for medical eye care are billable to most companies, including Medicare. Some insurance companies offer EYESIGHT eye care benefits for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Patients seeking eye care can be confused about what insurance they should use for their eye examination. If you need eyeglasses or contact lenses you would use your vision benefits. If you have a disease of your eye such as cataracts or body such as diabetes you use your medical benefits.
Often patients use both vision (eyeglasses and contact lenses) and medical (disease) benefits when seeking eye care. In some cases, unless a visit is vision or life threatening, patients receive vision eye care first and are rescheduled for their medical eye care.