If you want an eye exam, new glasses, or contact lenses from a Walmart Vision Center, you are probably wondering if they will accept Medicaid.
In this article, we are going to answer just that, as well as any limitations there might be to using Medicaid at a Walmart Eye Center.
Walmart Vision Center does accept Medicaid, but not in every state. Because the Medicaid offerings differ from state to state and even plan to plan, it’s important to learn about your state and your plan to find out if your local Walmart Vision Center will accept Medicaid.
- Walmart Vision Centers do accept Medicaid, as long as the state allows it.
- If your Walmart Vision Center accepts Medicaid, you can use it for eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses.
- Walmart Vision Centers accept most forms of private insurance.
If you want to learn everything there is to know about using Medicaid at a Walmart Eye Center, as well as which states will cover eyeglasses and even which insurance providers Walmart accepts, keep reading! It’s all right here!
Are There Any Limitations to Using Medicaid at Walmart Eye Center?
While you can use Medicaid at some Walmart Eye Centers, depending on which state you live in, there are limitations you should be aware of.
You may already know that Walmart Optical offers glasses, contact lenses, and eye exams, but you’re probably wondering: Can you use Medicaid for eye exams? And can you use it for all price ranges of glasses?
Medicaid always covers the cost of glasses for children and young adults, and usually, adults as well if glasses are a medical necessity.
If your Medicaid plan does cover glasses, typically, it will only cover the cost of standard single-vision lenses, while premium or specialty lenses will cost you more out of pocket.
When it comes to eye exams, Medicaid covers both routine and comprehensive eye exams, including glaucoma tests, pupil dilation, and color blindness tests.
It is essential to understand what your specific Medicaid plan offers, but luckily, you can check here to find out what your state Medicaid plan covers regarding optometry and glasses.
Even though you now have access to a detailed list of each state’s optometry offers under Medicaid, let’s find out in which states Medicaid covers eyeglasses.
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
Each of these states has very specific regulations as to what kind of glasses Medicaid covers, how often you can get new glasses, how much you will have to pay out of pocket, and much more.
Be sure to click the link above and read all the specifics about your state’s Medicaid offerings for eyeglasses.
Here are a few of the most popular vision insurance companies that are accepted at Walmart Vision Centers:
- Cole Managed Vision
- Davis Vision
- Blue Cross Vision
However, the bottom line is: If you have vision insurance, it is extremely likely that Walmart Vision Centers will accept it, no matter which company you work with.
Walmart Vision Centers do accept Medicaid, as long as your state and plan allow it.
Whether or not you can get an eye exam, prescription glasses, or contact lenses and how much each will cost will depend on your state’s Medicaid plan.
It’s important to learn about your Medicaid plan and what it offers before attempting to use it at a Walmart Eye Center, as you may end up paying more out of pocket than you wanted to.
Walmart Vision Centers also accept most major insurance providers for all optometry services and medical purchases.