What type of eye doctor will my health insurance cover?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

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.


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