Dental is also an important area of health to take care of. Original Medicare does not cover areas of dental, vision, or hearing expenses.
There are networked plans where it can be best to use an in-network dentist. There are also some dental plans that do not use a network. I can advise on both options and we can determine what is most suitable for your needs. Some dental plans can also be used towards the cost of an implant.
There are also plans that cover dental, vision, and hearing on one plan. On these types of plans the vision portion can be used for routine eye exams and eyewear including frames and lens. The hearing portion can be used for a hearing exam and also towards the purchase of hearing aids.
What does Medicare cover for vision?
While routine vision exams are not covered by Medicare, there is some vision benefits Medicare will cover. Some of these common situations include:
If you are diabetic: Medicare Part B will cover a yearly eye exam.
If you have high risk for glaucoma: Medicare Part B covers a glaucoma test yearly.
If you have a medical condition of the eye, like macular degeneration, this is covered under Medicare Part B. Cataract operations are covered under Medicare Part B for anyone on Medicare – depending on your insurance coverage a copay or coinsurance could apply.