Frequently Asked Questions

18. Does Medicare cover the cost of an annual comprehensive eye exam?

Yes, in certain cases. Medicare covers an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam for some people at high risk for glaucoma. These people include those with diabetes, those with a family history of glaucoma, and African-Americans age 50 and older.

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Find out about other sources of financial aid for eye care.