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Progressive lenses: Spectacle lenses are usually referred to as progressive bifocal lenses if they have an variable or increasing power as you look further down into the lens. Contact lenses and lens implants are usually referred to a multifocal. Nevertheless, we have had excellent results with essilor lenses (varilux) as progressive lenses. ...Read more
Yes: They vary from state to state.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person or an insurance agent in our area that handles a variety of insurers. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more
Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more
Sometimes: Spectacles can usually provide very precise improvement of vision. But some circumstances will improve better with contacts. These include the condition keratoconus, and also diseases of the corneal surface as well as very high degrees of refractive power needs. Contacts of course have their convenience and cosmetic effects although glasses in the right hands can be a fashion statement. ...Read more
Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't think so: would need chart /physical exam , all labs , check with admin. ...Read more
No: There are other materials which can be used, trivex for example. ...Read more
Optometry/optician #: Premium Digital Opto Extreme PAL, as a prescription lens that was purchased for eyeglasses, stands for what manufacturers name?
This is just : The name of the type of lens that was prescribed. It has no manufacturer name mentioned. ...Read more
Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more
A little more: Polycarbonate lenses have a higher index of refraction and can be made a little thinner which lightens the eyeglasses and makes them more comfortable. So they charge a little more for them. I consider eyeglass costs way too high for the technology and manufacturing costs, but it is an industry charging what the public will put up with. ...Read more
Bf has contact lens script but none for glasses.No insurance&POOR but found$6.99 glasses+lens deal online.Is there good contacts to glasses converter?
No, but insurers are: The consolidated omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1985 (cobra) requires insurers to offer continued coverage after leaving employment. Some employers will offer to subsidize this coverage as part of an exit package, but usually individuals must pay the full unsubsidized premium. 41 states have additional laws requiring employers to maintain coverage following certain qualifying events. ...Read more
Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?
Sometimes: Each veteran's case is reviewed and evaluated by a prescribing clinician for the following: ?ability and means, including family or caregiver, to care for the dog currently and in the future ?goals that are to accomplished through the use of the dog ?goals that are to be accomplished through other assistive technology or therapy the veteran will be informed of an approval or disapproval of th. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more