Glaucoma screenings

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers glaucoma screenings once every 12 months if you’re at high risk for developing the eye disease glaucoma. You’re considered at high risk if at least one of these conditions applies to you:

  • You have diabetes
  • You have a family history of glaucoma
  • You’re African American and age 50 or older
  • You’re Hispanic and age 65 or older

Your costs in Original Medicare

  • After you meet the Part B deductible , you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount .
  • In a hospital outpatient setting , you also pay a copayment .

Things to know

An eye doctor who’s legally allowed to do glaucoma tests in your state must do or supervise your screening.

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