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Vision Insurance we accept in Blacksburg, VA

Vision insurance helps with the cost of an eye exam, eye care, eye wear, or other vision related expenses. Your vision insurance policy plan gives you the benefit of being able to receive regular eye exams and eye care.

Dr. Jacobs Explains the Differences between Vision and Medical Insurances

Here's a list of insurance plans we accept:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Eye Med
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Care Credit
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Eye Med
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Care Credit

Please Note: Some Medicaid plans are also accepted.  Please call regarding specific plan.

Also- if your plan is not listed, please call for additional information

Medical:
  • Medicare
  • Basic Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Most BC/BS
Vision: 
  • Aetna Vision Network
  • BC/BS Volvo plan
  • BC/BS Yokohama Plan
  • EyeMed Access
  • EyeMed Select

Insurances we accept/file, but are out of network with:

  • Cigna
  • Cigna

Drs. Jacobs, Optometrists, can provide out of network forms for the following vision plans:

  • Care Credit
  • Care Credit

  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • Davis Vision

Routine Vision Coverage

Some individuals are fortunate enough to have "Routine Vision Insurance" through their employer's medical coverage policy.  Some plans pay toward the optometric eye exam only, others will sometimes pay towards the contact fitting fee and some even pay toward materials.

If you are uncertain about your benefit eligibility, you will need to check with your human resource department or call your insurance company directly and inquire about eligibility.

Questions you should ask:
  • Does my insurance plan provide optometric vision benefits and coverage?
  • Can I see the eye doctor of my choice?
  • What does my plan allow?

If your medical policy allows you to see any eye doctor of your choice we will verify your coverage, file the claim electronically and accept assignment of benefits for you.

To verify your vision coverage, we will need a phone number for verification of benefits, a group, plan or policy number, the social security number of the insured, member and patient's date of birth, and name of employer. Verification of insurance benefits must take place 24 hours prior to your appointment.

When you arrive for your appointment we will need a copy of your insurance plan policy card. You will be expected to pay in full the difference in the amount allowed at time of service. If for any reason the insurance company pays less than quoted you will be responsible for any amount unpaid.

Call us today (540) 953-0136 and we will find out for you if we can work with your individual policy.

Protecting our Patients from Coronavirus Disease Outbreak

Making sure our patients and staff are safe is our top priority. While the risk of getting the COVID-19 in the US is currently low, we know many patients are concerned about the spread of Coronavirus.

Our Promise to Our Patients:

We understand the obvious concern that coronavirus has brought to the area. We want to make you aware of the steps we are taking to protect our patients and team members in this time of uncertainty.

We request the following of patients:

  1. If you have traveled in the last 14 days to a country other than the U.S. where coronavirus has been diagnosed, or to any area in this country that has had a number of cases of concern (eg, Seattle, DC-NY metro area, parts of CA, etc…) please call the office to reschedule your appointment for next month or beyond.
  2. If you have any symptoms that mimic that of the coronavirus, which includes a fever or respiratory symptoms, including a cough, please call and reschedule your appointment at least 14 days from now.
  3. If you suspect that you have had direct contact with people who have been around any of the people who have tested positive for the coronavirus, please call us to reschedule your visit beyond 14 days from now.
  4. Remember to follow basic hygiene guidelines to avoid the spread of germs, which includes washing your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Our staff will also follow these guidelines and will not be present at work if they exhibit any of the above-mentioned symptoms:

  1. Any eye doctor or team member who is sick is staying home
  2. We sanitize every piece of equipment after each use and again at the end of the day (as part of our precautions we always adhere to).
  3. We will sanitize all patient contact surfaces between every patient.
  4. Our team washes their hands often throughout the day
  5. If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.
  1. Please call us with any questions or concerns, and if you feel it best for you or your family member to reschedule your appointment, feel free to do so.
  2. We do expect this to be an ongoing situation in our area for an extended period of time, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this time. We will continue to give recommendations based on the evidence we have on safe delivery of eye care in a time of uncertainty.

For the most up-to-date information on treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official health organizations:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www.CDC.gov

World Health Organization (WHO) at www.WHO.int

Thank you for helping us to protect all of our patients.

Drs. Jacobs, Steckenrider and Staff