Vision is important in the development of many skills necessary for a child’s academic and social success. These include:
- Fine motor skills
- Eye-body coordination
- Visual perception
The knowledgeable staff at St Luke Eye Institute is experienced in working with vision insurance providers. We will work directly with you and your vision insurer to submit claims regarding your vision care. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits. Many current vision plans are designed to cover most of the basic vision-related costs, but not all costs associated with eye care. Most plans often require a co-payment for an office appointment as well as additional costs that are covered by the insured patient.
Contact our office at 806-359-3937 to find out if your insurance provider is accepted in our office or for more information about your vision coverage.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options to employees. Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.
Did you know that doctors have misdiagnosed children with ADD or ADHD when the real problem is poor eyesight? Vision problems can cause a child to have a short attention span, poor reading comprehension, and a lack of interest in reading. These are the same symptoms often associated with ADD or ADHD. An eye exam can clear up a lot of questions!
Peer interaction can be difficult when a child is dealing with vision problems. Children with vision problems may be self-conscious and withdrawn. They may actually shy away from interactions with other children or misbehave by expressing frustration in inappropriate ways.
Athletic performance greatly depends on eye-hand coordination.. When a child cannot see a ball or gauge distances, playing sports or even participating in recess time is difficult.
Other Payment Options
Our Amarillo optometry staff understands that cost is a concern when evaluating vision care providers. We do not want cost to be an obstacle to maintaining proper eye health and good vision. We accept various forms of payment and are able to discuss financing options with you prior to any examination. At St Luke Eye Institute, we also accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Call 806-359-3937 today to schedule your eye exam today.