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What Is a Refraction Test, and Will Medicare Cover It?

A refraction test is what most of us refer to as a routine eye exam used to determine how well you can recognize symbols on a wall chart at a specific distance. Your eye doctor will insert lenses of different strengths into the device you look through, called a phoropter, and ask whether each one improves the clarity of your vision, or makes it worse. This test is part of a normal eye examination to determine whether you have normal vision, and is used to determine the prescription for glasses or contacts, if you need them.

For Medicare patients, the problem with this “routine” eye exam is just that. Medicare does not approve tests that it considers “routine,” like the refraction test. Many commercial insurance plans likewise consider the refraction test a non-covered service.

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