Does UnitedHealthcare Medicare Cover Vision?

At a glance

  • $0 premium plans available in some areas
  • Many plans offer prescription drug coverage and vision and dental benefits
  • 4.9 million people are enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plan1

Certain UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans may offer coverage for vision services, which can include coverage for routine vision care, glasses or contacts.

The vision coverage available to you will depend on which UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan you choose.

What Vision Services May Be Covered by a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan?

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans that offer vision benefits can help cover some of the vision care that Original Medicare doesn’t cover.

Each plan also differs slightly in its cost and coverage. Some UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans may cover routine vision services such as eye exams in full.

Some of the vision benefits that may be offered can include:

  • Corrective glasses lenses
  • Frames
  • Contact lenses
  • Glaucoma screenings
  • Annual diabetic retinal examinations

Each plan will include its own terms and conditions regarding glasses, contact lenses and other services, as well as the costs associated with approved vision care.

Does Medicare Cover Vision Tests?

With Original Medicare, an introductory, one-time vision test is included in your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive care visit when you get Medicare Part B coverage. Additional yearly visions tests are not covered. Medicare Part B covers some preventive or diagnostic eye exams.

Find a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan With Vision Coverage

Because Original Medicare does not provide vision coverage, Medicare beneficiaries may want to consider joining a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan that offers vision coverage.

To learn about the vision coverage included in any UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans that are available in your area, speak with a licensed insurance agent by calling TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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