Medical Eye Examination Versus a Vision Exam:
An Explanation of Coverage
As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Tatge sees a multitude of medical eye conditions. These can include cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eyes, tearing, drooping lids, flashes and floaters, iritis and many others. If you are being seen for a medical eye condition, your medical insurance (i.e. Medicare, Blue Cross, etc.) can be utilized. Otherwise, if you are making an appointment for a routine eye exam, including evaluation to obtain or update a glasses or contact lens prescription, this would be considered a vision service. In this case, a participating vision plan could be utilized.