What is a refraction?
Refraction is a test done to determine the refractive error of your eyes, or the need for corrective glasses and/or contact lenses. i.e. A Glasses prescription.
When do I have to pay for a refraction?
Refraction (CPT code 92015) is a non-covered service by Medicare. As a result, your healthcare provider is required by CMS (the department to the federal government that controls Medicare) to charge for this service. Most other insurance plans follow Medicare’s rules. All these plans consider refraction a “vision” service not a “medical” service. If you have a separate vision plan please let us know.
How much do I have to pay?
You will only be charged a refraction fee if you receive a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Our office fee for refraction is $50. Contact lens fitting costs vary. This is collected at the time of service in addition to any copayment your plan may require.