To enjoy a lifetime of clear and healthy eyesight, you should consider subscribing to a vision insurance or benefits plan. Having one allows access to the more cost-effective routine eye care, making it especially handy for those who wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. But how do you choose the vision insurance plan that best suits you? Eyes On Norbeck, your trusted optometrist, shares the essentials to look for.
- Access to a network of eye care providers. When you purchase a vision insurance plan, you can access eye care products and services at reduced prices from optometrists and general ophthalmologists in your area. In some cases, this may include eye doctors that provide LASIK treatment, refractive surgery and other vision correction procedures.
- Quality Eye Care Products and Services. If you’re wearing prescription eyeglasses and contacts, you can benefit from more reasonably priced routine checkups included in the plan. It can also be used to cover some of the costs of basic eyewear. Should you require an enhancement to existing prescription glasses or contacts, such as progressive lenses or anti-reflective coating, your vision insurance plan may also cover that as an added value.
- Coverage to Eye Conditions and Diseases. There are vision insurance plans that may also include treatment of refractive errors, dry or pink eye, and other disorders. Before getting one, however, it’s always a good idea to ask the staff at your eye doctor’s office for specific benefits and coverage of the vision plan. This way, you can have your eyes examined or purchase corrective eyewear without the unwelcome surprises.
Evaluating Your Vision Insurance Plan
Make sure to take into account your present and future eye care needs when choosing a plan. You can start your evaluation by reviewing your personal records and the type of eye care service you have used in the past. Go for the vision insurance plan that best fits your specific needs while still considering your available budget. For instance, if you typically get headaches from looking at a computer screen for long periods, you should pick a plan that covers a computer vision exam. You should also confirm if the plan has quality assurance mechanisms and easily understandable grievance procedures.
Eyes On Norbeck, the area’s top eye doctor, offers a range of vision insurance plans to meet your needs. These include VSP®, Cigna®, Spectra/UHC, and Davis Vision. We proudly serve Rockville, MD and the surrounding cities. Call us today at (301) 238-7199 or fill out this contact form to set an appointment.