What are the Medicare limits on dental and vision care?


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Original Medicare limits coverage for dental and vision care to only a few exceptions, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Some dental procedures secondary to certain conditions and treatments are covered. Some preventive and diagnostic eye exams are covered, notes Medicare.gov.

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Most routine and preventive dental procedures, such as cleanings and examinations, are not covered benefits, notes Medicare.gov. Medicare also does not cover dental devices such as dentures or implants.

Eye examinations related to eyeglasses or contacts are not covered services, according to Medicare.gov. Annual exams and glaucoma tests are covered for patients at high risk of developing diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

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