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If your health insurance covers anything to do with your peepers without forcing you to buy separate vision insurance, you most likely will be able to see either an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eyes) or an optometrist, also known as a doctor of optometry (O.D.). To find out the specifics of your plan, contact your provider.
Most vision insurance plans pay for the cost of a basic eye exam after any member copay amount has been paid. Review your specific vision plan for what types of eye doctors are covered.
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