Did you know that many kids eye exams are covered by health plans? Vision benefit managers or “vision plans” are not part of medical insurance or actual insurance plans. However, multiple common medical insurance plans offer kids vision benefits such as Blue Cross, Community Care, and Medicaid. If included kids get a yearly full eye exam under the medical plan so they do not need separate vision discount coverage.
Also remember that any health concerns for adult or children’s eyes are covered by medical insurance. Your medical insurance covers your eye exam if you want your eyes checked for damage from things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disorders, and sleep apnea. Just ask for your eyes to be checked for things you are concerned about and it gets covered by medical insurance.