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Posted on 03-18-2016

Is Ortho K Covered by Insurance?
 

A common question we get it is, "Is Ortho K covered by insurance?"

Typically, Ortho-K lenses are not covered completely by vision care insurance plans. Likely, that’s due to the fact that it’s considered an elective vision correction. However, a portion of the fees may be covered by some plans. Before you purchase vision insurance, it’s wise to carefully evaluate the eye care provider network and services offered.Woman getting Ortho-K lenses in Sunnyvale

There’s really no one set fee for Ortho-K, as eye care practitioners determine their own fees. It’s important to note that Ortho-K requires more office visits and potentially multiple sets of lenses.

Cost of Ortho-K Lenses

Fitting Ortho-K lenses is more time-consuming than fitting for regular contacts. The cost of ortho-k lenses may also vary due to the type of and degree of refractive error. On average, the costs for Ortho-K range from $1,000 to $2,000 for both eyes. If you have a difficult case, it can cost as much as $4,000. Some ophthalmologists offer financing plans for Ortho-K lenses. The additional costs for replacement Ortho-K lenses can tally up from $300 to $500 per year due to follow-up exams and lens care solutions.

Ortho-K lenses are a great way to avoid LASIK surgery and eyeglasses for refractive vision errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness.  Just wear them while sleeping, and the lens temporarily reshapes the cornea. During the day, you don’t have to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. It’s safe and effective for both children and adults. In addition to providing convenient and clear daytime vision, Ortho-K also helps stop the progression of nearsightedness. If you’re a good fit for Ortho-K, there’s a one to two weeks phase where you’ll have to wear disposable soft lenses during the day. It’s also important to clean and disinfect the lenses after removal each morning.

Silicon Valley Eye Physicians offer a range of payment plans and programs to make the cost of Ortho-K more affordable. With Care Credit, customers can enjoy convenient financing with zero down and zero interest for low monthly payments.  Our Ortho-K eye doctors have extensive training and 25 years experience in addition to being members of the Orthokeratology Academy of America.

If you’re considering Ortho-K in Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, turn to Silicon Valley Eye Physicians for an expert evaluation. Give us a call in Sunnyvale at 408-739-6200 or call us in Santa Clara at 408-492-1111 to schedule an appointment today. Great eye and vision care begins at Silicon Valley Eye Physicians.

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