In an attempt to accommodate the needs of our patients, AOA participates in most major plans, including Medicare Advantage plans.
If you have an insurance plan that covers routine eye exams, please be advised that AOA participates with a select number of vision plans. Please feel free to contact our office or your insurance carrier with any questions.
We may participate in all the plans offered by a company. You many need to call your plan to determine if we are currently participating doctors. Since all plans are different, please be mindful that it is your responsibility to check with your insurance carrier concerning your coverage on routine eye exams and refractions. Payment is expected at the time of service for all non-covered routine eye care.
Please feel free to contact our insurance department if you have any questions or concerns. With your cooperation and help, we will be able to care for your medical needs in the most efficient manner possible.
AOA accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
In addition to the major credit cards, we also offer CareCredit, a card that is designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. When you are a CareCredit card holder, you and your family members may use it for the following needs:
Your can use CareCredit at AOA for a variety of services including eye exams, glasses, contacts, LASIK, cataract surgery, office visit copays/deductibles and more. You can use it to pay for all your out-of-pocket costs.
Your vision has value:
LASIK and PRK are typically not covered by insurance and costs vary by surgeon. In some cases, the price will also vary within a practice based on the technology used. On average, costs typically range from $2,500 to $3,500 per eye.
If your doctor recommends cataract surgery, some of the cost may be covered by insurance. If you elect to get a Premium IOL, insurance will not likely cover the full cost and you can expect a higher out-of-pocket expense. Average costs for cataract surgery with a Premium IOL range from $1,000 to $3,000 per eye.
Costs for glasses vary based on frame style, lens design, materials and coatings. You can expect to pay anywhere from $100 for basic to $1,000 or more for designer frames. The cost for contact lenses also varies based upon type and the number purchased at a time.
CareCredit is part of GE Capital and they submit your application securely to GE Capital Retail Bank. No teaser rates. No introductory rates. No application fees. No pre-payment penalties.
CareCredit is accepted by over 150,000 providers and is the nation’s leading patient financing program. If approved, you can start using CareCredit immediately.
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If you’re looking for comprehensive eye care with a personal touch, we hope you’ll give us a call. We know we will exceed your expectations. Some information that you may find useful as a new or established patient is listed below. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your needs.
Before you arrive for your first initial appointment, we would like to share with you some things to expect during your visit.
In preparation, please bring the following items with you:
- Insurance Card
- Photo I.D.
- Co-payment (cash, check, credit card)
- Your prescription eyeglasses and/or contacts
- List of medications/eye drops along with dosages you are currently taking
- Completed New Patient Packet
During your examination, it may be necessary to dilate your pupils. Dilation results in light sensitivity and blurring of your near vision. These side effects typically last between 3 to 5 hours. To reduce light sensitivity following dilation, a pair of disposable sunglasses will be given to you if you do not bring your own.
A “refraction” is a test which determines a person’s need for eyeglasses. It is a service NOT covered by Medicare or most medical insurance plans. Typically, it will be covered by vision plans, such as Vision Service Plan (VSP).
Contact lens patients require additional testing which is not included in a routine eye exam. This is to insure that your contact lenses are still fitting properly and providing you the highest quality of vision, health and comfort. Contact lens prescriptions expire yearly and renewals are not allowed after 1 year without an examination.
“(2) Explicitly states an expiration date of not more than 12 months from the date of the last prescribing contact lens examination, unless a medical or refractive problem affecting vision requires an earlier expiration date;”
A typical eye exam, with no complications or special testing, will take about an hour.
Unforeseen events that can disrupt our schedule occur due to the nature of our surgical and specialty care practice. We strive to give the extent of care each patient requires and appreciate your understanding.
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