As 2018 Draws to a Close, It’s the Perfect Time to Use Remaining Optical Benefits
MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 21, 2018 — In the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and with 2019 fast approaching, For Eyes is here to make sure Americans don’t miss another important deadline. For many people, December 31st means their health and Medicare vision coverage benefits are expiring. This is true for the more than 11 million Americans who currently need vision correction, and is especially important for older adults, who are most at risk for developing optical issues.
The American Optometric Association recommends adults over the age of 60 get a comprehensive eye exam every year. Many insurance plans, including Medicare Advantage, often include benefits that offer discounted prices on eye exams, prescription glasses, and prescription lenses.
All For Eyes locations accept insurance plans from leading providers, including EyeMed, Davis Vision, and United Healthcare, among others. Retirees who have insurance with these providers may be entitled to basic prescription eyeglasses for $0 out of pocket or progressive lenses for as little as $50, depending on the specific plan. Retirees with Medicare Advantage insurance plans might also be eligible to get a comprehensive eye exam at no cost or for a minimal co-pay, depending on their specific plan.
Specific details on out-of-pocket expenses can be found with the individual’s insurance provider. Staff at For Eyes locations can help subscribers understand their benefits, including
Medicare vision coverage.
It’s not just older adults who should use their vision benefits before they expire – individuals and families across the country will start a new benefit year January 1st. The American Optometric Association recommends children between 6 and 18 get an annual eye exam; and adults over 18 at least every two years.
“The importance of a comprehensive eye exam should not be undervalued, particularly for older adults,” said Jose Costa, CEO of For Eyes by GrandVision. “The average cost of an eye exam is under $100 and is often covered by vision insurance plans.
Vision benefits vary from plan to plan. Customers should obtain specific coverage details on their plan from their insurance provider.
This holiday season, For Eyes encourages retirees and all Americans to give themselves the gift of an eye exam and, when needed, a new pair of prescription glasses. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of benefits for which they have paid. Customers can visit ForEyes.com to find their nearest For Eyes location or to book an appointment with an independent Doctor of Optometry located in or adjacent to a For Eyes store.
About For Eyes by GrandVision
Founded in 1972 in Philadelphia, PA, For Eyes was built with the focus of providing a welcoming environment with fair pricing and high-quality standards for optical care. For Eyes has grown to over 100 stores across the United States. Leveraging knowledge in optical care, technology and products For Eyes provides the highest level of service in each and every one of our stores. More information can be found at ForEyes.com.