does Medicare cover vision care?

Medicare Part B may cover some things for vision including preventive or diagnostic eye exams, including glaucoma tests, yearly eye exams to test for diabetic retinopathy and eye tests for macular degeneration, cataract surgery and prescription lenses or eyeglasses in certain situations.

For routine eye exam and glasses for general vision, you will want to consider a vision insurance plan that covers items not covered by Medicare.

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