Patient Resources

Insurance coverage information

Common questions, answers and explanations

Vision vs. Medical/Health Insurance Coverage for Eye Care

Today's health insurance policies can be incredibly confusing.  Understanding your health insurance and vision benefits is not as easy as it once was, and the most common insurance questions we receive in the eye care field are related to the difference between vision and medical/health insurance coverage. 

So, what is the difference between Vision insurance and Medical/Health insurance?

Let's break it down below!



Understanding your insurance coverage

Contact our billing department

The staff at Clarus is extremely knowledgeable about a variety of insurance plans. However, it is our duty to remind you that it is ultimately your responsibility to know the details of your individual plan and make sure you are aware of possible deductibles and co-pays associated with your type of plan.

If you aren’t sure of what your insurance covers, please contact us utilizing the call button or message form below. 

We will do our very best to help you understand the nuances of your insurance plan so that you're able to get the quality eye care you need while avoiding confusion afterward.



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For Cataract Surgery Patients

Financing options for premium cataract lenses

Clarus partners with Alphaeon Credit for patients who choose premium cataract lenses.

For more information or to find out if you qualify, please visit Alphaeon's website here:


Do you have Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage offers a resource to help guide seniors through all of the available Medicare plans, eligibility requirements, enrollment guidelines, and their many benefits. 

Local Resources for Seniors

Senior Services for South Sound

Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging

WA State Department of Home & Community Services