Payment Options

Payments are due at the time of services. Our office accepts checks, cash, as well as MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards.

Please bring your insurance cards at the time of service so that they may be scanned into our system. Office visit insurance co-payments are due at the time of service.

Self pay patients are asked to pay for the office visit at the time of their service. In addition, payment for any diagnostic tests will also be due at this time. Our billing department would be happy to discuss financial arrangements prior to any visit. Please call 314-633-8575 option 7, or ask for the Billing Department.

Refractions (glasses prescription exam) are considered routine eye care and are frequently not covered by insurance. Therefore, the fee for this service is the patient’s responsibility.

Contact lens related services are not covered by medical insurance. They are billed separately and may include a contact lens fitting fee, examination fee, and cost of replacement lenses.

Most HMO insurance plans require a referral to be seen by a specialist. We are considered specialty care, so a referral is required for every visit. It is the patient’s responsibility to contact their primary care provider prior to the visit to request a referral be sent to our office. This can be faxed directly to us at (314)743-8399.

Insurance Plans Accepted at our St. Louis Surgery Center

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna HMO & PPO
  • Essence
  • First Health
  • GHP (Including Advantra, CMR, Gold Advantage)
  • Healthlink HMO & PPO
  • Medicare & RR Medicare
  • Medicare Complete
  • Mercy (NOT MC+)
  • Tricare Standard (NOT PRIME)
  • Union Pacific
  • United Health Care (All Plans)
  • Vision Benefits of America (VBA)
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Financing Options

We offer flexible financing options available through Care Credit to ensure patients can take advantage of custom bladeless LASIK and advanced technology lens implants. These procedures offer the best vision possible. Ask us about interest free financing with 0% down and 0% interest for up to 2 years ! If you are interested in financing give us a call at 314-633-8575, option 7 for ask for the Billing Department.

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