If you have Original Medicare, you may have already found out that it doesn’t cover eye exams. If you need an exam for eyeglasses or contact lenses, you’d have to pay for it yourself. But with a dual health plan, you could get vision coverage.* Dual health plans are for people who have both Medicaid and Medicare. Most dual health plans cover vision services, so they cover more of your care and costs.
Getting your vision checked regularly is important for everyone. That’s why dual health plans usually include routine eye exams as part of vision care coverage. But some dual health plans go beyond basic coverage and also give you hundreds of dollars in credits to help pay for eyewear. That could go a long way toward helping pay for a stylish new pair of glasses. Or you may be able to choose contact lenses if you prefer.
Some common eye diseases can lead to vision loss or even blindness. In the early stages, the signs of some very serious eye diseases aren’t that noticeable. But catching them early could help save your sight later on. People with diabetes should take extra care. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are more likely to get cataracts and glaucoma. The vision coverage you get with a dual health plan could help you protect your eyesight and health. Plus, you could get it at no extra cost to you.
*Please note that the specific benefits dual health plans include can change depending on where you live. Search by your ZIP code to find the right plan to meet your health care needs.