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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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Kittery Eye has resumed care at both our Kittery and Wells locations. All services are available, though at a reduced capacity to promote a safe environment. To prevent office congestion, all visits are being scheduled in advance, including those in the eyeglass department. Please call our office to schedule your visit.

For the health and safety of all our patients and staff, face masks are required during your visit. Also, all persons entering the building will have their temperature checked at the door. Direct shipping for contact lens orders is always available.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to seeing you soon!