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Insurance and Payments

Insurance ImageAt Puget Sound Eye Care, our goal is promote good eye health and enable you to have the clearest vision possible. We will work directly with you and your insurance to submit claims regarding your vision and medical eye care. For services and materials not covered by insurance, we accept several types of vision insurance, cash, checks, and most credit cards. We inform our patients about exam and treatment costs at the beginning of your appointment. If you require a breakdown of costs, please let us know.


Verifying Your Insurance

Please bring your current insurance card to each appointment and any other information that may be important to billing your insurance. Be sure to verify your vision-specific coverage before your exam as it may differ from your medical insurance. Please keep in mind that it is ultimately your responsibility to know the full extent of your insurance coverage. If you have any questions regarding your vision coverage or if you do not see your insurance listed on our website, you may contact your insurance provider directly.

If you do not have vision insurance or if we do not take your vision plan, you may be eligible to have the exam covered under your medical insurance depending on the diagnoses found in the exam. You may contact our billing department to determine how your exam could potentially be billed.

If your insurance requires a referral from your primary care provider, please verify that a referral authorization has been faxed or sent to our office prior to your appointment before scheduling your appointment. Please note, your insurance may require the referral be sent to them in addition.


Vision and Medical Insurance

The knowledgeable staff at Puget Sound Eye Care is experienced in working with vision and medical insurance providers. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits. Many current vision plans are designed to cover many of the basic vision-related costs, but not all costs associated with eye care. Most plans often require a co-payment for an office appointment as well as additional costs that are covered by the insured patient.

Contact our office to find out if your insurance provider is accepted in our office or for more information about your vision coverage.

Medical Insurances Accepted (but not limited to)

RegenceBCBSUnited Health Care
PremeraKaiserCommunity Health Plan of WA
AetnaCignaAARP
MolinaApple HealthFirst Choice
MedicareRegenceAmbetter
AnthemTricare
Lifewise


Vision Insurances Accepted (but not limited to)

Davis Vision for BoeingVision Service PlanEyeMedMarch Vision


Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Spending Accounts

Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Spending Accounts (HSA) options to employees. Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs and HSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.


Payment

Payment is due at the time of service for non-covered services and materials. Copayments are collected at check-in. Our staff understands that cost is a concern when evaluating vision care providers. We do not want cost to be an obstacle to maintaining proper eye health and good vision. We accept various forms of payment and are able to discuss financing options with you prior to any examination. 

For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • VISA
  • Discover