Please ask if not listed*
For these plans, if you pay the same day pay price (starting at $129 for a glasses exam) we can electronically submit for reimbursement to your insurer. Average reimbursements for a normal eye exam are $50, but vary up to $105. The insurance companies will mail the reimbursement checks direct to you and should arrive within 3 weeks of your payment.
Accepted (In-Network) Plans:
First Choice Health
Make sure that you have vision insurance and not just medical insurance from the provider listed above. Frequently patients have a carve out plan, where Regence is the medical provider but VSP is the vision insurer.
Please ask if not listed, assuming your insurer is in-network leads to frustration. Also, please give us more than 24 hours to look up any vision benefit information. Ultimately, the patient is responsible for understanding their benefits. We will do are best to help you.
Vision Insurance Is Confusing
First, please understand vision insurance can get very complicated. Several companies give their employees health insurance plans, but then either offer no vision insurance, or carve-out the vision insurance, subcontracting with a separate provider like VSP (learn how VSP is part of Luxottica, the vision monopoly, by watching this 13 minute clip for 60 Minutes). We suggest you read your insurance card carefully, speak to the benefits coordinator at your company, and call your insurance provider to verify your benefits prior to your appointment.
Second, even if you do all of the above, you still may need to pay money out of pocket. Some insurance contracts state that certain services, such as contact lens fittings, are not covered services. We do our best at C Fast Optometry to bill you in a timely manner, but please understand there can be several hiccups in the billing process that may result in significant delays.
Third, once you receive an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) from your insurance provider, you need to pay the amount due to C Fast Optometry. We still issue a bill, but sometimes due to lags in the insurance billing, you will receive that EOB weeks, and perhaps, months before we can bill you.