The following article will provide information about the different types of medical contact lenses that are available for different conditions.
Contacts are considered medical devices because they require an optometrist's prescription. However, since in most cases they are used for cosmetic reasons or personal preferences, they are considered “elective” and health insurance companies won't cover the cost.
Yet in certain instances, contacts are listed as medically necessary for vision correction, and health insurance plans may pay for them. The following article explores several examples of medical lenses and the reasons they may be prescribed.
There are several types of ocular diseases and conditions in which standard glasses cannot provide adequate corrective measures. In these instances, contacts become a necessity rather than a cosmetic option. The following conditions sometimes require such lenses:
The above-mentioned conditions require lenses to correct eyesight since standard glasses cannot provide adequate visual acuity. They come in the following types:
Many health insurance plans will cover the cost of contacts when they are essential. Speak with your provider.
Contacts are sometimes prescribed for ocular conditions where standard glasses cannot provide sufficient improvement of eyesight. Under such circumstances, they are considered a necessity for vision correction, and a patient may be covered under health insurance. Types of lenses include those that sit on the sclera, gas permeable types, hybrid, and soft options. For specifics on your health insurance’s policies, speak with a provider to find out more.
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