At Austin Eye Studio, we currently accept the following major vision insurances at the Austin, TX office. We accept a variety of vision and health insurances as well as discount plans. Type of coverage will depend on your provider and plan.
Vision Insurances We Accept:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- Health and Vision insurance information
- Current glasses – distance and reading
- Any contact lens boxes
Austin Eye Studio participates with most nationwide insurance plans, as well as local plans. We will be happy to call your carrier and help you determine your available benefits, as well as bill your insurance company directly. Most major health insurance carriers do offer routine eye care coverage. We can also ask your carrier about glasses, contacts, and even laser vision correction benefits.
No vision insurance? No problem
Vision benefits provide limited, eye-health examinations. However, most eye problems can be billed to your medical insurance, just like if you went to your primary care doctor. For example, if you have diabetes, your medical insurance covers a diabetic retinal eye examination by a network eye specialist (optometric or ophthalmologist) every year. This is an examination where the pupils are dilated and the retina is thoroughly evaluated for any diabetic damage. If damage is found, your medical insurance will be used for additional visits and treatments as they are medically indicated. This medical benefit is distinct and separate from any vision plan benefit that you may have. Other common eye problems that can be billed to your regular/medical insurance: headaches, double vision, red eyes, itchy eyes, dry eyes and many more.
Flexible Spending Plans and Health Savings
Your employer may offer a Flexible Spending Account or Medical Savings Account that helps cover the cost of medical expenses including eye examinations, eyewear, contact lenses, co-pays, and even Lasik. We will provide you an itemized statements necessary to draw from those accounts. Please contact your employer to find out how you can take advantage of this option.