Most vision insurance plans cover a refraction (measurement for glasses) and a basic screening eye exam to look for eye diseases. Vision plans may cover this service on a yearly basis or every second or third year. Medical insurance plans cover diagnosis, testing, monitoring, and treatment for eye diseases or eye exams for diseases in the body that can affect the eyes. Diabetic eye exams are included in this category. Some additional examples of eye diseases include eyelid abnormalities, blepharitis, dry eyes, corneal abrasions (scratches), corneal ulcers (infections), cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, flashes, and floaters. If you are unsure whether your insurance plan will cover a visit with Perlmutter Eye Center, feel free to call us at 518-472-9111 so that we can assist you.