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Insurance and Pricing

Dandelion, Eye InsuranceThe cost of examinations and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, your medical and vision insurances can lower these annual expenses.

A vision benefit plan is not the same as health insurance. Your health insurance plans usually cover your examinations especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressue, are taking certain medications or have any health issues that can affect your eyes. They also cover you for any eye diseases like red eyes, irritated eyes, allergies, dry eyes, cataracts and glaucoma. Vision benefit plans, on the other hand, are designed to provide very basic routine eye care, prescription eyewear and contact lenses at a reduced cost.

Insurance Plans accepted by TSO Galveston:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCBS of TX
  • Block
  • Block Medicaid and Chips
  • Block Vision
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Boon Chapman
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Government Services
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna HMO-PPO
  • Cigna International
  • Cigna PPO
  • CignaVision
  • Davis Vision
  • Eyefinity
  • EyeMed
  • Eyetopia
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum Health-Spectera
  • OptumHealth Vision-formerly Spectera Vision
  • OptumHealth-Spectera
  • Spectera-OptumHealth
  • Superior Vision Plan
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Vision Service Plan-VSP

Dandelion Vision InsuranceWe do accept other plans as well, so if you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.


Pricing

The fees for different services vary depending upon the severity, decision making process, complexity and testing needed. Many medical examination fees are covered by medical health insurance and Medicare.

There will be some variation depending on the exact lens used but these prices are fairly accurate. Often manufactures have rebates on some of these lenses which reduce costs.

Optical Products
Frames vary dramatically but can start at budget levels $50
Single vision lenses start economically but depend on many optional features and power $60
Progressive lenses. We use only the best Varilux and Zeiss products. Pricing depends on many features of the lenses $250

It is diffcult to list all the prices because they depand on many factors such as power of lenses, size and lens types. A visit to the office will provide you with an exact quote.

Service Fee
Examination for spectacles for healthy eyes not needing further testing or a prescription for medication. $95
Medical examination for red eyes, infections, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes can not be quoted because it depends on the tests ordered by the doctor. These are often covered by insurance or medicare.
Examination for contact lenses including specific measurements, contact lens fitting, evaluation and follow up visits to ensure healthy eyes, good comfort and vision
Spherical contact lens examination without astigmatism $200
Special contact lens examination including toric soft lenses for astigmatism $220
Bifocal contact lens examination $220
Gas Permeable contact lens examination $295
All new contact lens wearers that require instruction for insertion and removal of contact lenses add to above fees $25