How often is it covered?
Medicare covers a glaucoma screening exam once every 12 months, which includes:
- A dilated eye exam with an intraocular pressure measurement
- A direct opthalmoscopy exam or a slit-lamp biomicroscopic exam
An eye doctor who is legally allowed by the state must do the tests.
People at high risk for the eye disease glaucoma. You’re at high risk if you have diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, are African-American and 50 or older, or are Hispanic and 65 or older.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount after the yearly Part B deductible.