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Honored Contributor
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I need my eyes checked--and this will be the first time being covered by Medicare for this---however, just found out vision isn't covered, they just have coupons.....that is not going to cut it, folks!! Is there any coverage in the supplements you can buy for medicare that cover vison?  I did find VSP vision coverage that I enrolled in and can cancel at any time. But will have to wait unti DECEMBER Woman Madto get my eyes checked!!! Are you kidding me??? What in the world??? May just start calling around for another appointment---grrrrrrrr

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

Why did you think it was covered? Don't think it has ever been covered.

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Registered: ‎07-09-2014

Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

l have Blue Cross Blue Shield Advantage and it covers vision as well as giving $150 towards a new pair of glasses .  lt also covers dental as in cleaning and fillings . 

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

@wagirl 

 

As @judianne mentioned, some Medicare Advantage plans do have vision coverage.  But traditional Medicare does not.  Nor does it cover dental.

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Registered: ‎03-26-2010

Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

My Medicare Advantage plan also covers annual vision checkups, and $200 rebate for glasses.  It also rebates up to $750 for dental exams and dental work.  I consider myself very lucky!

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

Some Advantage plans cover routine vision.

 

Traditional Medicare covers eye exams for diabetics that are done by an Opthalmologist.

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

Traditional Medicare has NEVER covered vision. ONLY supplement plans DO.

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

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If you have, already, one of the illnesses like macular degeneration, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, etc., a lot of this is covered.  However, just an eye exam is not unless it is related to that underlying condition.  Even so, the refraction exam is not covered by any insurance that I am aware of.  I have been paying for it, for both DH and myself, since we were in our 40s.

 

It does pay for cataract surgery and others but that is a long and winding road to go down here.

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

All of my visits to my opthamalogist are covered.  I see a retina specialist and that is covered as well.  If I have a copay, I pay that and my secondary insurance also pays.  I get my eyeglass prescription and get glasses at Walmart . I have Medicare and not an advantage plan.

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Re: Vision covered by Medicare?

@wagirl  I know this won't help you now but for next year look into a Medicare Advantage program.  We have United Healthcare/AARP and for $38/month we get vision and dental.  All with just one card.