Valley Vision Eyecare works with numerous insurance companies but we are NOT providers for any discount vision plans including VSP, EyeMed, Spectera or Davis Vision
Vision plans accept providers on the basis of how low a reimbursement they are willing to accept which equates to how much, or little, time is spent with each patient and not on criteria such as quality of care, customer reviews or experience and knowledge of the provider and staff. HOWEVER, many plans allow patients to go to out of network providers and will reimburse at least partial benefits to patients. We can often tell you what those benefits would be and can submit them for you or provide all necessary documentation for a patient to submit on their own.
To see if we work with your insurance company, please call our office for assistance. The knowledgeable staff at Valley Vision Eyecare is experienced in working with numerous insurance providers. We do our best to confirm all patient benefits prior to the appointment if you provide us with your insurance information at least 24 hours BEFORE you arrive. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits.
What is the difference between a medical and routine eye exam?
Routine vision plans are designed to cover routine exams only. This includes determining the eyeglass or contact lens prescription and a screening for potential eye health conditions.
Medical exams would be utilized if you have any symptoms of possible medical eye issues (dry eyes, allergies, floaters, etc.) or are being followed for a pre-existing condition (diabetes, cataracts, high-risk medications, etc.) that could affect your vision. Routine vision plan benefits can not be used if the reason for the office visit is medical and the exam will be billed directly to your medical insurance carrier (BC/BS, Cigna, MVP, Medicare, etc.) if we are in network with them.
Diabetic eye exams are considered a medical exam and will always be billed to the medical insurance even if there is a routine benefit through a vision plan. Frequent eye exams are a key part of diabetic management and our doctors will report to and work with your primary care physician to monitor your condition.
We are pleased to accept Care Credit, the nation’s leading patients payment program. Care credit allows you to pay for your exam and/or eyeglasses/contact lenses over time with low monthly payments.