THE REFRACTION FEE IS
As an informed patient, it is your responsibility to check with your
insurance company regarding their policy for coverage of refraction. Many insurance plans do
not cover routine eye examination and refractions.
Refraction is a non-covered expense by Medicare, Secure
Horizons-AARP, Medicare Advantage and secondary insurance.
All non-covered expenses are payable at the time of
If you choose not to receive a refraction, please notify the front
desk prior to the exam.
WHAT IS A REFRACTION?
A refraction determines an eye’s refractive error, or “prescription”,
and the best corrective lenses to be prescribed to provide the sharpest, clearest and most comfortable
The measurement of refractive error is the basis for two important
1. A glass (or contact lens) prescription
2. Determining the best vision you can achieve with glasses (or
Medicare and most other insurance carriers will not cover the refraction
fee. Co-pays and deductibles cover the medical portion of your
exam – which is considered separate from the refraction. Please inquire with your insurance company if it covers