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Checking Insurance before Your Eye Appointment

Checking your insurance before the optometrist in Edmonton, Alberta

A visit to the optometrists’ office can be exciting. You could leave your appointment with a new look, more knowledge about your eye health and, most importantly, clearer vision. For some individuals, however, these appointments may also be stressful. Particularly for people with extra-sensitive eyes or those on a tight budget, a visit to the eye doctor may seem like an uncomfortable or costly experience. Checking your insurance before your next optical exam can help ease your concerns and help you budget properly when selecting your new eyeglasses or sunglasses.

4 Reasons to Check Your Insurance Coverage

  1. Budget with confidence – Being aware of your insurance rates and coverage can help you properly budget for your eye exam and/or prescription. Research your insurance company and your specific policy before your appointment so that you know what to expect from your coverage.

  2. Receive the proper care – Insurance plans do not always cover the services that you need. Certain tests, exams or contact lenses may not be part of your existing coverage. Check with your insurance company before your optometrist appointment and, if necessary, confirm the services you will receive at your appointment with your clinic.

  3. Bill with ease – Understanding your insurance before your eye exam means you can pay more easily. If your coverage will not cover your needs in full, you can be prepared with an accepted form of payment. If your insurance company has particular rules about billing, it’s important for you to understand how and when you will pay, split costs or be reimbursed for the appointment.

  4. Save time – If you don’t have the proper information with you at the clinic, it can be time-consuming to leave and return, or have to reschedule in order to retrieve the proper documentation. Bring a copy of your insurance card and any other relevant information about your health coverage. Whether you can access the information on your phone or bring printed materials, being prepared can save you a lot of time.

Schedule your next eye exam prepared with the information you need. The Optometrists’ Clinic Inc. has experience billing different insurance providers and different types of coverage. We can help you focus on what matters – your eye health. Contact us at one of our convenient locations to learn more or to book your optometrist visit.


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