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*A Note About Refractions

womananddiopterRefractions are one part of a complete eye exam. Starting with an eye chart and using various types of lenses the doctor will “measure” your visual accuracy. These results determine what your eyeglass prescription should be. 

When billing, some insurances require the refraction part of your exam to be separated from the medical part of your exam. Medicare, designed to help cover the cost of "medical" care, does not contribute to "wellness" care, such as hearing aids and dental care. Medicare, Medicare supplements, and some other insurances do not pay for the refraction. You are responsible for the refraction fee.
 
For more information regarding your Medicare coverage go to www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). You may also refer to your Medicare Benefits Manual.

 

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IMPORTANT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Due to recent medical developments, we are currently not providing routine examinations, but patients can still contact our office regarding any emergencies, concerns or questions.

For any urgent glasses or contact lens related matters, please call our office at 207-439-0410. We are making every effort to avoid unnecessary traffic in the office. If a visit is essential, it can be scheduled. Curbside pickup is available.