Do Eyeglasses Arrive More Slowly Under Medicare?


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The speed at which new eyeglasses arrive for a patient who is on Medicare insurance is an issue that must be discussed with a qualified optician accepting Medicare. Medicare coverage may dictate the type of frame choices available to patients needing glasses due to some frames not being fully covered.

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The Medicare program covers the cost of eyeglasses purchased from retailers who are an official Medicare supplier. Typically, Medicare pays for part of the costs of new eyeglasses for individuals who need glasses after cataract surgery. Standard eyeglasses are eligible for coverage, and Medicare helps defray the cost of a single pair of glasses. Patients also must pay additional costs for choosing premium lenses to correct vision problems.

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