Refraction Fee Notice
Effective March 1, 2023
There are two parts to your eye examination, which are billed separately.
- The first charge includes the fee for the doctor to evaluate the health of your eyes. This charge is billable to your insurance company, and also to Medicare.
- The second (vision) portion of your exam is called a “refraction,” which is a test performed to determine the best corrective lenses to be prescribed for each eye.
Although a refraction is a very important vision test, it is considered a non-medical procedure. Medicare and most insurance plans do not pay for this service, the fee of which is now $65.00-$80.00 depending on which location you are visiting (effective March 1, 2023).