Vision insurance is a vital part of your comprehensive health insurance plan which provides coverage for optical benefits. Every individual has the right to receive optical benefits irrespective of their age and income. A good vision insurance plan gives benefits such as access to eye care products and services essential for the overall well-being of the individual. At The Eyewear Place, we believe in providing premium optical solutions and products for all ages. We accept billing services for many insurance companies aiming to give our customers the best in vision healthcare.
Health issues like dry eyes, pink eye or other infections are covered at the optometrist office by AHC. AHC also covers all eye exams for children up until their 19th birthday, and then for seniors at 65 and older. If you have any questions about billing, please call the location closest to you.
When it comes to optometry, the government of Alberta offers many benefits to its residents. You must be aware of the criteria and the coverage available under this insurance coverage. There are also some factors such as age and type of procedure that determine whether you are eligible or full or partial coverage. Some important features for different age groups are:
Many eye health emergencies are generally covered by vision insurance. These include:
Eye and vision healthcare contributes to your overall wellness significantly. Let us take a look at some common questions whose answers will help you during your visit to the optometrist.
What Does ‘Medically Necessary’ Mean?
Any treatment for a medical reason, condition, trauma or illness comes under the term ‘medically necessary’. But remember that the final decision for the coverage will be taken up by the doctor who performs the procedure. It is best to ask the optometrist before the procedure to be sure of any extra costs.
How Will I Know if My Eye Exam Is Covered by My Insurance?
The best way to find out whether your eye treatment is covered by your insurance is to speak to our optometrists to determine the kind of treatment that you need, and then directly to your insurance company.
Are Additional Services Provided Under ‘Medically Necessary’ Cases?
According to government rules, your optometrist cannot perform any additional services apart from the procedure included under ‘medically necessary’. You must pay additionally for those services that are not included in the coverage.
Will My Bill Be Directly Sent To My Insurance Provider?
We provide a direct billing service for most common insurance companies. In cases where direct billing is not possible, we will provide receipts for ease of submission.
At The Eyewear Place in Lloydminster and Fort McMurray, we accept direct billing for several insurance companies, including: