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Fees and Payment Policies

We accept cash, checks, debit cards and all major credit cards.  You can also pay your bill online.

Full payment for our services is due at the time the services are rendered.

"Accept Assignment" from the insurance plans in which we participate. "Accept Assignment" still requires you to pay all co-payments, coinsurances, deductibles and non-covered services.

Refraction (the determination of your eyeglass prescription) may not be a covered service. 

Most insurance carriers do not cover this procedure. A refraction is a test that measures your best possible vision. During the test, lenses are placed in front of your eyes and the patient is asked, “which is better—one or two?” A refraction is a separate procedure that measures your ability to see and determine if you need new glasses or if you need a change in your current glasses. It will also determine if you need bifocals. It is typically performed during both a routine exam as well as part of an evaluation and monitoring of a medical condition such as diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye or macular degeneration.

Contact lens fitting and/or evaluation are not part of a routine examination.

Your insurance may not pay for this service. There may be a separate fee depending upon your individual insurance coverage.

If your insurance plan requires a referral, that referral must be obtained prior to services being rendered. 

Otherwise, you will be responsible for payment. We request that you provide us with your complete and updated insurance information at the time of your initial and subsequent visits.

Returned checks are subject to a $20 fee.

Balances owed after 90 days may incur a billing fee as well as an administrative fee until balances are paid in full. If your account goes into collection you are responsible for the original charges and any expenses this office or the collection agency incurs collecting them.

A 50% deposit is required on all materials including eyeglasses, contact lenses and low vision devices.

Your company may offer a medical spending account,which allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for your medical expenses. Please contact your employer for more details.

To ensure transparency related to healthcare costs, we provide you with information to assist you in determining the cost of the services we provide and to help you make better informed healthcare decisions.

The information we provide on our website provides a general idea of the cost for procedures. It is important to note that what we listed here are average  prices for our services, which are  subject to change.

Providers who provide services at University Eye Center may or may not participate with the same health care plans as University Eye Center.

Most importantly, the figures listed are not what you may pay out-of-pocket for the service/procedure listed. The amount you will owe depends on your insurance plan.  Coverage benefits can differ greatly from plan to plan. The amount of any co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles will be dependent on your specific insurance plan. If you have health insurance, you should contact your insurance company directly to determine what your financial obligation will be.

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