Using Your Insurance With Your Eye Doctor in Kirkwood, MO and Surrounding Areas
At American Eyewear Center, we understand how confusing insurance jargon can be. If you’re ever looking to use the services of our optometrist in Sunset Hills, MO or the surrounding areas, it’s important to understand your vision insurance coverage. If you have such coverage, obtain copies of your current policy and make sure you understand what is and is not included with the benefits. It will also be important to know who your network provider is. If you have a basic understanding of your benefits, your policy number, the name of the policy holder, and know your network provider, we can better help you.
What to Do Before Scheduling Your Eye Exam or Service
Before we can schedule you in for an eye exam or prescribe you contact lenses in the Kirkwood, MO area, you’ll want to verify that American Eyewear Center is in-network for your coverage. If we are not in-network, we’ll need to explore other options. Many insurance plans will not cover costs from out-of-network eye doctors. If you cannot tell which optometrists are in-network for your plan, call up your insurance company and ask directly.
Making Your Appointment
You can then call us up to make an appointment. We will need the following information from you if you plan on going through your vision insurance:
- Name of the insurance company
- Name of the plan covering you
- Your insurance I.D. number
Some insurance companies require us to get their approval before performing any services, so calling us ahead of time with this information is very useful. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. If your plan includes a deductible or co-pay, that may be required at the time of service as well.
Call Us to Learn More
If you do not have vision coverage with your insurance, we may still be able to help. Some companies offer supplemental vision plans. Our eye doctor serving the Kirkwood, MO area, may also be able to work out a payment plan for you to meet your needs. For more information regarding our policies for using insurance, call American Eyewear Center at (314) 962-9334 or fill out our convenient online form.