Insurance

Routine Vision Coverage vs. Medical Coverage

We accept a wide variety of medical insurances and vision plans. Some insurances only pay for routine services such as vision exams, refractions, glasses, and contact lenses. This is commonly known as vision coverage. Other insurances only pay if you are suffering from a medical problem such as an eye infection or a cataract. Medical policies usually do not pay for optical goods such as glasses or contact lenses. Often patients come in for routine services and a medical problem such as a cataract is found. Another common example is a contact lens wearer may develop medical complications because he or she has over worn the lenses. We will bill the appropriate insurance depending on the primary complaint or condition found. It is possible that we may accept your routine vision coverage but not your medical coverage. The opposite may be true. If this is the case, you may be charged if you have a medical condition and we do not accept your medical insurance. Our staff is trained to help you with any insurance questions that you may have, and will help you determine the amount of coverage and the best use of your benefits. Remember, though, that we can best answer your questions relating to how your claim is filed, or regarding any additional information the carrier might need to process your claim. Your employer or group plan administrator, however, can only address coverage issues

Vision Insurance accepted by Cedar Crest Vision:

  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • March Vision
  • Superior Vision
  • Vision Care Direct
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Medical Insurance accepted by Cedar Crest Vision:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NM
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • New Mexico Health Connections
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Presbyterian Senior PPO
  • Tricare (United Military & Veterans)
  • United Healthcare