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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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To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, all patients must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose for the duration of the time in our office. Please be advised, a screening and temperature check will take place prior to entry. If you arrive early for your scheduled visit, you may be asked to wait until your appointment time before entering the building. We also request that any accompanying family, caregivers, and drivers remain outside for the duration of the visit, unless their presence is essential. Curbside pick-up for both contacts and glasses is available.

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