Financial Policies and Insurances

At Southwest Vision, it is important to provide our patients with the most up-to-date technology for wellness and medical exams.

We achieve this by offering the latest in eye health education and prevention. Our exams are very thorough from start to finish. The doctor will spend the time as necessary, so our patients understand their ocular health fully and all the treatment plans implemented.

To give our patients the best experience, we believe it is important to be transparent with fees. We will provide a “Good Faith Estimate” to all private pay patients prior to your exam or at check-in.

Insurances We Accept

We accept most PPO insurances including:

  • BCBS
  • United Health Care (Medical Only)
  • Cigna
  • Medicare, and most secondaries
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)- sometimes under Met Life
  • EyeMed
  • Superior Vision

We accept very limited HMO plans. Please note this is not an inclusive list, so please call our office at 512-327-3130 or email us if you do not see your plan listed here and our insurance coordinator will be happy to assist you.

OPTOmap Retinal Imagining

OPTOmap retinal imaging is performed on all patients, annually. Our doctors feel this technology is necessary to provide the care needed to adequately assess the retina. Most vision insurance plans will cover this test with a copay. Medical insurances usually do not if the patients’ eyes are healthy.

Contact Lens Evaluations

The fee will depend on many factors and usually is not fully covered by vision plans. The evaluation is leveled based on complexity of prescription and visual expectations of the patient. All levels include follow-ups and diagnostic trial lenses necessary to achieve a contact lenses prescription within 30 days before the purchase of a supply. If the visit continues past 30 days, additional fees may apply depending on the circumstances.

If you are a new contact lens wearer, we will require that you can perform adequate insertion and removal in our office. This is for your safety. Insurance companies usually do not cover this training fee.

Medical Office Visits

Sick visits are usually covered by most medical insurance plans. Management of Dry Eye disease is classified as a medical visit and most tests to evaluate progression are covered by insurance. All medical visits are subjective to copays, co-insurance, and deductibles.