Medicare cover vision?

medicare cover visionMedicare cover vision?

Does Medicare cover vision?  Medicare Part B is doctor/outpatient Coverage & is part of Original Medicare.  You’ll find that Medicare Part B will cover some vision care but not routine vision exams or contacts or eyeglasses.   But Medicare doesn’t cover eye refractions or the exams that go along with it.

medicare cover vision


medicare cover vision


In some situations of course they’re going to cover vision care.  If vision care is Medically necessary, then of course it is covered.  If for example you have a disease of the eye or it’s an emergency medical situation that is different and will be covered. Glasses and contacts and eye refractions are not considered Medical necessity items. Have a look at the screen & see what exams will be covered.

medicare cover vision

Anytime I have questions I go directly to  This information comes directly from Medicare.   They’ll take care of your yearly eye exam glaucoma eye testing and macular degeneration exams.  So this is what Medicare will cover for vision.  When we get the Question does Medicare cover vision I think they’re usually asking about eye glasses, contacts and the corresponding exams.  Medicare doesn’t cover vision wear, eye glasses, or contacts.  What IS covered is diseases of the eye, macular degeneration and MEDICALLY necessary eye issues.


For years and years we got that question does Medicare cover vision.  We help folks with Medicare Supplements 99% of the time.  But a company we do Medicare Supplements with has put together a very good plan.  It is about $1 a day. You can use it for dental, vision and hearing or combination of the three so that’s interesting.

This plan is not just for seniors. I have some dental problems myself so I have the plan.  I use it for dental primarily.  Maybe I’ll get some contacts eventually.   I don’t know.  I wear little cheater glasses now.  You have your options but for about a $1 a day .  There are no networks and no waiting periods for Preventative and Basic Services.

If you don’t want to watch it now here is the website.  Or click on video below.


If we can help you with anything with your Medicare needs please feel free to give us a call.  We’re always here to assist you and to walk you through any of these different processes. Thanks again for checking out Is vision covered by Medicare.  If you’re like most folks who just don’t understand Medicare, check out our 6 part Medicare Mini course.