Medicare covers a lot of medical services, but there are items and services that are partially or not covered at all by Original Medicare. Glasses and vision coverage become important as we age, and while Medicare may cover some medically necessary vision issues, most people don’t know if Medicare covers glasses and contacts..
Does Medicare Cover Glasses?
While Medicare partially covers some vision issues like cataract surgery and macular degeneration, and one pair of glasses or contacts after cataract surgery, Medicare does not general vision glasses and contacts.
Does Medigap Cover Glasses?
Medigap will fill in the cost gaps of Original Medicare’s coverage of cataract surgery, the cost of one pair of glasses or contacts after the surgery, and other serious vision issues, but it does not cover general vision coverage or glasses and contacts.
Does Medicare Advantage cover Glasses?
Medicare Advantage plans may offer additional coverage for glasses and contacts. You’ll want to research each plan to see if they offer this as an extra.
For further questions call an independent Senior65 agent at 800-930-7956.