Insurance for Vision Care

At The Eye Institute of Utah, we understand that eye health and vision are an important part of your overall health and well-being. We will work with you to help you navigate paying for vision care with your health insurance plan.

Which Insurance Plans Are Accepted at The Eye Institute of Utah?

We accept most major medical insurances, including Medicaid, Medicare and many of the Medicare Advantage plans, as well as many plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Select Health, and more. Please note that not all plans are accepted and coverage may vary by doctor, surgical facility, specific insurance plans, and depending on what type of exam or surgery you are having. It is your responsibility to confirm coverage with your insurance provider before your appointment.

For a full list of insurances, please contact The Eye Institute of Utah at (801) 266-2283. You may call our offices to find which eye doctors participate in your plan, but many insurance companies also have helpful online provider directories where you can search for a participating eye doctor.

The Eye Institute of Utah operates an on-site ambulatory surgery center on the second floor of our practice called the Surgicare Center of Utah. Coverage for services at the Surgicare Center of Utah may differ significantly from coverage by the doctor, so if you are in need of surgery, please contact our office and your insurance company for further benefit coverage for your individual plan. Our ophthalmologists also have hospital privileges at IMC (Intermountain Healthcare), St. Marks, and the University of Utah Hospital, so we can consider your insurance coverage when choosing the best service location to accommodate your needs.

Is Vision Insurance Accepted?

Services at The Eye Institute of Utah are billed as medical services. This means that we do NOT accept vision insurances such as VSP, EyeMed or Davis Vision, because we bill medically for any care or service that we provide.

What Kind of Vision Care is Covered by Medicare?

Medicare will typically cover vision-related expenses that are determined to be medically necessary. General medicare plans do not cover routine eye exams or the cost of glasses, although Medicare Advantage and supplementary plans may offer some coverage for routine vision services.

Medicare does offer coverage for cataract surgery and treatment for many eye diseases. Services that are typically covered by Medicare include:

Vision Care for Patients Without Insurance

At The Eye Institute of Utah, we offer a discount for cash-pay patients who do not have insurance coverage, as well as patients who choose to self-pay. If you do not have medical insurance, we can also recommend medical lenders who offer flexible financing and monthly payment plans for qualified patients.

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