We are participating providers with the following payers:
Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority
Affiliated Health Funds
Beech Street PPO / Capp Care PPO
Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California
Choice Care PPO / Humana PPO Network
First Health Network / CCN Network
Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization
Marian Health Services (Catholic Healthcare West - Central Coast) EPO
Medical Eye Services
Tricare / Tri-West
United Agriculture Benefit Trust
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Participating provider status is subject to change, and new payers are added frequently. Please contact us for the latest information.
As a service to you, we will file insurance claims on your behalf with your primary, secondary and additional insurances. Our knowledgeable and friendly billing staff are ready to help you with any questions regarding your account and insurance billing.
Please note that a service called a "refraction" is excluded by law from Medicare coverage. The refraction is the portion of the examination during which the doctor determines the appropriate refractive correction for your eyes. Often, but not always, your prescription for corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) is determined during the refraction. However, it is also important for the doctor to know your refractive error, in order to help him judge the health of your eyes, and choose the most appropriate medical treatments for you. For this reason, the doctor may request a refraction even though you are not given a new prescription. In all cases, Medicare will not pay for the refraction. It will be the patient's financial responsibility, and will be billed as a separate charge which is not included in the exam.