Medicare Vision Benefits have Specific Stipulations

Medicare vision benefits are very important to the individual who is covered as they may be the only way to get help with their vision.  This coverage does provide enough so that you may be able to live a normal life with less than perfect vision, but does not give you everything.  The following are a few things that will be good for you to know when you Medicare vision benefits:

  1. An order (prescription) must be on file with the supplier. It must be signed and dated by the treating doctor.  This ensures that your request for coverage for Medicare vision benefits is not fraudulent or unnecessary.
  2. You pay 20% of Medicare-approved amounts for one pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses after each cataract surgery with an intraocular lens.  This will be a great benefit for anyone that is living on a fixed income and needs help making payments for certain coverage.
  3. If you elect upgraded frames, Medicare will only reimburse or pay for the standard frame amount. You pay an additional cost for upgraded frames.  This is standard government practice as their goal is to make sure you have enough to function, not to set the fashion trends.

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