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03-05-2018 04:30 PM - edited 03-05-2018 05:26 PM
As much as you are not going to like this...I would expect NOTHING!!
Just as they will probably not pay a dime toward my night tinted glasses due to the halos and starbursts I have. Medicare just doesn't cover glasses. I wish we had better eye care insurance!!
Good luck though!! (As long as you aren't picky, go to Walmart...they have frames for like $19.95...and you can get a complete pair for about $60) (See my new reply above)
03-05-2018 04:56 PM
They didn’t cover anything for my husband’s new glasses after cataract surgery. We paid out of pocket, because the timing wasn’t right for our vision insurance to pay.
03-05-2018 05:19 PM
Medicare doesn't pay for eyeglasses, even after cararact surgery. That's why my sister bought hers from Wamart after her cataract surgery last year.
03-05-2018 05:23 PM
Can you tell me how much Medicare covered for your glasses if you needed them after cataract surgery?
@SeaMaiden It is my understanding that Part B will cover a pair of glasses after cataract surgery. You need to use a Medicare provider.
03-05-2018 05:25 PM
Good news! I looked it up...looks like they do!! They pay for one pair after cataract surgery. Standard frames and you pay 20% of the approved cost. Since I have to have the night glasses...I guess that will apply to me also, since he wrote a prescription into them. We shall see!!
03-05-2018 06:23 PM
@SeaMaidenMedicare paid for a good portion of my new frames and lenses following my cataract surgery in 2016. Sorry, I do not remember the exact percentage and the dollar amount I paid would not help figure it out. Best wishes on your surgery and enjoy the bright colors of spring! The world is so colorful.
03-05-2018 06:27 PM
It has been over a year since I submitted my paperwork for glasses and have not received anything--no money nor a letter stating that they would not pay. Anyone who did, please tell me how you got yours. TIA
03-05-2018 06:34 PM - edited 03-05-2018 06:35 PM
@sxmgirlMy paperwork for frames and lenses was submitted by both the Surgeon and the Optomotist. I probably signed my name to it, but didn't fill anything out per se. They took care of everything submitted to Medicare at the time. Talk with your health care providers. They both must be an approved provider to quality for this payment.
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