This is a medically necessary comprehensive examination for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye performed by an eye doctor. This exam evaluates the reasons for the symptoms and assesses any treatment needed. Some conditions evaluated with medical eye exams include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and many other potentially sight-threatening diseases.
These are routine or “Well Vision” exams for people who have no eye disease or symptoms of disease. Your eyes will be examined for any needed correction (glasses or contact lenses) or any potential indicators of eye disease. If all screening appears normal, a dilated eye exam can be performed under your vision plan. If your doctor finds anything abnormal during your vision exam, dilation may be deferred so it can be completed with medical diagnostic testing at a follow up visit. In that case, at follow up, your medical insurance would be billed.