I've recently visited but need a secondary pair of glasses. Can you organize and bill for this?

Most people have a few pairs glasses, whether it be sunglasses, computer glasses, or sports specific glasses, we understand that your lifestyle has unique visual requirements and we can help recommend the proper eyewear.  If you have recently come in for an exam, this process is easy.  We have your prescription on file and all we need to do is assist in selecting the proper frame.  Our talented opticians will guide you through this process and take digital measurements of how the frame fits on your face to customize the lenses for you and the frame you have selected.  If you have a favorite set of frames already, lenses can be customized for most good quality frames.  All of this can be done easily from our office right in Midtown Santa Cruz.

Most vision insurance plans offer significant discounts for secondary pairs and our staff will help you figure out how to optimize your benefits.

When do you need to see my medical insurance card?

While we are able to look up vision insurance online by searching your name, date of birth and last 4 digits of your social security number, we do require an insurance card to bill for medical eye exams such as infections, trauma, follow up for macular degeneration or glaucoma or other medical conditions.  Even if you are checking in for your routine vision appointment, we still request a copy of your medical insurance card to keep on file so we know where you will be covered in case of a medical eye issue.  We are always happy to recommend a good doctor in our network even if we cannot bill your specific medical insurance.  We do accept Medicare at Midtown Optometry.

If you want us to check your eligibility for your vision plan, we can do that over the phone, or via email.

I'm in need of eyecare but don't know what my insurance will allow for, can I book?

We are contracted with almost all vision insurance plans as well as many health insurance groups.  For routine eyecare, we will bill your vision insurance on your behalf.  For medical visits relating to your eye health, we are able to bill any PPO insurance including Medicare.  No need to leave Midtown Santa Cruz for fantastic eyecare.  Often times your insurance will have a copay for the visit that you would be responsible for at the time of the exam.  Many vision insurance plans will also cover glasses or contact lenses.  While there are fully covered options available, many plans will require an out-of-pocket payment for overages on premium lenses and frames.