Frequently Asked Questions


Do I use vision or medical insurance for my visit?

The eyes are unique in that they have two very separate components: their visual ability, and their health.

Depending on the primary reason for the visit, either vision or health insurance will cover the visit.

  • Vision Insurance:
    This covers routine vision exams, including finding prescriptions for glasses (and in some cases contact lenses), as well as eye health exams where we screen for a wide variety of conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

  • Medical Insurance:
    This covers eye health emergency visits such as trauma, foreign objects in eyes, pink eye, and dry eye. Medical insurance also covers the treatment of chronic conditions such as glaucoma. 

If you are unsure, please contact us.

Insurance Cover

For routine eye care, we will bill your vision insurance on your behalf. We are contracted with almost all vision insurance plans as well as many health insurance groups. For medical visits relating to your eye health, we are able to bill any PPO insurance including Medicare.

While there are fully covered options available, most insurance plans will require an out-of-pocket payment for overages on premium lenses and frames.

Our staff will be happy to help guide you through the process and utilize the proper insurance.

At Midtown, eye care is convenient and hassle-free!

Can I send you records of my eye history to-date?

Yes, you can!

If you have previous records including medical eye evaluations, glasses or contact lens prescriptions or other optometry or ophthalmology notes, you can send those to us or bring them when you come to visit us at Midtown Optometry.

Baseline tests will help us better manage any eye conditions, and a contact lens or glasses history will allow us to understand how your vision has changed over time.  

For contact lens wearers, it is also useful to bring the boxes from the contact lenses you are currently wearing since this will save you a follow-up visit.

Often we have new lenses available in your prescription if we need to give free trials to evaluate changes.