Good eye and vision health are vital for a healthy life, but sometimes the expense that comes along with caring for your eyesight can be prohibitive. This is especially true if any issues are discovered that require treatment to fix or result in prescription lenses; both can be rather expensive. And while good vision might be priceless, budgets generally have a very finite limit on available funds. Luckily programs such as Medicaid can help those in need receive the help they need to keep their vision in good shape.
What is Medicaid?
The term “Medicaid” is one many people are familiar with, but sometimes they are not quite as certain about the specifics. Medicaid is state-managed healthcare funding assistance for those living on a low income. Benefits are generally reserved for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, although the full qualification terms can be found online and sometimes vary based upon the need in question. Medicaid covers a variety of health needs; however, it should be noted that the exact types of healthcare vary from state to state.
The federal government does not mandate coverage of glasses and eye health under Medicaid. Some states offer coverage anyway, including funding for optometry services as well as the costs associated with the eyeglasses themselves. The problem is that even when eye health is offered, adults aged 21 and older are often responsible for paying for their own glasses. If they cannot afford to pay for their glasses, they might be on their own.
Eye Love Care believes that everyone deserves access to proper eye care and corrective and preventative solutions like eyeglasses. We work daily to secure affordable care for Colorado residents, including veterans, low-income families, and Medicaid patients. Reach out to us today for more information!