Eyeglasses & contact lenses
Medicare doesn’t usually cover eyeglasses or contact lenses.
helps pay for corrective lenses if you have cataract surgery to implant an intraocular lens. Corrective lenses include one pair of eyeglasses with standard frames or one set of contact lenses.
You pay 100% for non-covered services, including most eyeglasses or contact lenses.
You pay 20% of the
for corrective lenses after each cataract surgery with an intraocular lens, and the Part B
applies. You pay any additional costs for upgraded frames. Medicare will only pay for contact lenses or eyeglasses from a supplier enrolled in Medicare, no matter if you or your supplier submits the claim.
Medicare covers cataract surgery if it’s done using traditional surgical techniques or using lasers.