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Insurance can be a tricky topic to discuss. There are many confusing factors to read through and many types to choose from. If you need to get an eye doctor check for any eye problem, insurance can help. You may buy this insurance yourself or your employer may provide one for you.

Medical Vs. Vision Insurance: Their Differences

There are two types of insurance most people get confused with: medical and vision insurance. In this post, I See Vision Care discusses the difference between medical and vision insurance.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance pays toward eye care visits. Meaning it covers emergency visits that are focused on a specific eye problem. These medical visits include eye infection, floaters, dry eyes, glaucoma treatment, and loss of vision. This insurance also pays toward comprehensive examinations, such as diabetes.

However, these comprehensive examinations do not include refraction errors like near- or far-sightedness, astigmatism, and reading glasses requirements as these are not considered medical diagnoses. If you think you have binocular vision dysfunction and would like to have it examined, contact I See Vision Care for an examination.

Vision Insurance

Vision insurance, on the other hand, is often misunderstood because insurance companies tend to overstate their benefits and ignore the restrictions. Vision insurances are actually vision benefits that are designed to pay routine comprehensive eye examinations. If new glasses or contact lenses are required, vision insurance doesn’t pay for these portions but they may offer a discount. They also do not cover medical testing, diagnosis, consultation, or treatments. In short, it only covers the eye exams for buying glasses or contact lenses.

To get tested for TBI, concussion, and vision problems, turn to I See Vision Care for your eye health needs. We are your number one provider of eye care services and exams. Give us a call at (561) 733-9008 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve clients in Boynton Beach, FL and other nearby areas.

Dr. Erin Sonneberg, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England School of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. She completed her undergraduate studies at City University of New York, Queens College in 2000, where she graduated with honors in business. Dr. Sonneberg relocated to Boynton Beach, Florida, in 2006, and has been practicing alongside prestigious ophthalmologists in the area since that time.