EyeMed is one of the larger vision insurance plans in the United States. At Portland Eye Care, we are in-network providers for EyeMed Access vision plan, which means we are able to bill them directly for your visit with us so you won’t have to fill out any out-of-network reimbursement forms, and you will only need to pay the copays required by your plan at the time of service. Note that we do not accept the EyeMed Select, Insight or Aetna plans. Generally EyeMed Access vision plan covers your eye exam with a small copay and provides an allowance toward the purchase of eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you are a contact lens wearer, you will generally be responsible for a portion of the contact lens evaluation fee. Note that with EyeMed (as with other vision plans) your portion of contact lens service fees will generally be larger if you wear specialty contact lenses such as contacts that correct astigmatism or multifocal contact lenses. Some of their vision plans also cover special medically necessary contact lenses for patients with high eyeglass prescriptions, large difference between left and right eyes, keratoconus, or when significant vision improvement is only possible with specially made contact lenses.
Please make sure to fill out your insurance information when you fill out your online patient registration form (click on “ONLINE FORM” on the right of the menu bar at the top of the page). This will allow our office to verify your benefits so you will know your exam copay and your allowance for eyeglasses or contact lenses before your exam. Generally, we only need your full name and date of birth to verify benefits, but please fill out your insurance information completely as occasionally they will need more information to locate you in their system. You can also call us to check your benefits.