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What does optical insurance cover?

People often confuse optical insurance and health insurance as it relates to the eyes. Optical insurance is designed to help cover the cost of eyeglasses and contact lenses, not medical or surgical eye care. Health insurance is the kind of insurance that covers the care of diseases and surgery of the eye. 

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