In short, Medicare does not cover routine eye exams for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Medicare also does not cover the cost of glasses or contacts unless you’ve just had cataract surgery.

However, our office offers a vision insurance plan by VSP that provides benefits for eye exams and eyeglasses or contact lenses. VSP Vision Insurance is a comprehensive insurance plan that provides benefits for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. The plan covers eye exams with a low copay and includes eyeglasses or contact lenses allowances. VSP has an extensive network of eye doctors and retailers, so finding a provider or a retail location for eyewear is easy. Additionally, VSP offers additional savings on lens enhancements and other vision-related needs. VSP Vision insurance could be an excellent option for those who want to maintain their eye health and save money on vision-related expenses.