The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.
A vision insurance policy is not the same as health insurance. Regular health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.
Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Here are just some of the plans that we accept:
Insurance Plans We Accept
We accept other plans as well, such as Avesis, Care Improvement Plus, Heritage, March Vision, Molina, Presbyterian, and Vision Care Direct. If you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.
ABOUT YOUR VISION CARE PLAN AND YOUR MEDICAL INSURANCE
There are two types of health insurance that will help pay for your eye health services and products. You may have both types and Ultimate Eyecare Santa Fe and Dr. Mark A. Rasmussen accepts visioncare plans and insurance plans in both categories: Vision Plans and Medical Insurance (such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and others).
- Vision Plans cover ONLY routine vision wellness exams and may include eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. Vision plans do NOT provide for MEDICAL EYE HEALTH CARE NEEDS.
- Medical Insurance MUST be submitted for any medical eye healthcare diagnoses and treatment care and follow-up.
- If you have both visioncare benefits and medical insurance plans, it may be necessary for us to submit and bill some services to one plan provider and some services to the other plan provider. We will follow a procedure called “Coordination of Benefits” to do this properly and to maximize your best advantage and least cost to you.
- Where some fees for services and products are not paid by your vision plan or medical insurance providers, you will be responsible for them, including deductibles, co-payments and non-provider services as specified in your insurance contract.
Please provide both your vision plan provider and medical insurance card(s) and identification, for your benefit, to our team member so we can make a copy. We will need your medical insurance or Medicare card on file in case we should need it in the future for submitting a claim on your behalf with your insurance.