Medical Eye Exams are Changing the Way Our Doctors Examine Your Eyes
It may seem like the cost of a regular eye exam has risen considerably but there’s nothing regular about an eye exam any longer. Advanced technology and health care reform have turned your eye exam into a complex medical visit that routinely helps diagnose major diseases like diabetes and cancer.
At DeltaVision Optical, your eye exam includes an in depth look at the health inside your eye with the use of specialized equipment. The internal structures of the eye are often affected early on in the course of a developing disease. By examining these structures, your optometrist could be the first healthcare professional to diagnose a developing disease. Early detection of a disease means more success with treatment and management of its effects.
While technology has changed the way optometrists examine eyes and how valuable an annual eye exam is, health care reform has changed the way your eye exam is billed to your insurance. Optometrists are now required to bill any medical components of the exam to your health insurance. Since the changing health of the eye is one of the main reasons we experience vision changes, many eye exams will now be billed first to your health insurance. In an effort to reduce your out of pocket costs, we will coordinate any remaining balance to your vision insurance.
We recognize that the way your services are being billed may be different than in the past and this can be challenging to understand, especially since it seems like your eye exam hasn’t changed very much since the last time you were in. Fortunately, the changes in technology fit relatively seamlessly into your exam and the billing changes are handled by our capable staff.
At DeltaVision Optical we remain ever committed to you, your family, and your health. We welcome any questions you may have about these changes. We appreciate your desire to obtain the healthiest, most advanced vision care and we will continue to strive to meet that expectation.