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Hey I’m Kristiena Bobocel co-owner at the Eyecare Group In Edmonton eye care optometry & fashion eyewear boutique.

Many of the Eye Care Optometrists and eyewear stylist are asked, “is health eye care covered by health spending account insurance?” Here are answers to many questions;

Does Sun Life cover eye exams?

Better question is to ask, which health choice plan are you on? Short answer is yes! However it’s important to learn which plan you are on . Sun Life health benefits can cover vision care needs such as eye exams, eyeglasses and even prescription sunglasses. EyeCare Group works closely with you to assist in Sun Life direct billing.

Does Sun Life cover LASIK surgery?

LASIK surgery costs between $2500 and $6000. This technology has come along way from when it first started and EyeCare Group helps make choosing a professional ophthalmologist easy. Workplace health benefits with Sun Life cover LASIK surgery if you have the correct plan. Check how much of the laser surgery is covered with your Sun Life plan and if you require authorization prior to the treatment.

Does Sun Life cover glasses?

Personal health insurance benefit with Sun Life covers up to 100% of vision coverage for prescription glasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, and laser eye surgery. Up to a maximum dollar value of $300 check your personal plan to see how much you qualify for.

How much does Sun Life cover for glasses?

Sun Life has many different plans, the health vision plan (basic) doesn’t cover towards prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, or laser eye surgery. The (standard) plan $250 is what Sun Life cover for glasses, contact lenses and prescription sunglasses. Finally the best vision health plan is called (Enhanced) Sun Life covers for glasses up to $300, and this doesn’t include additional eye coverage for health spending accounts.

Can I get prescription sunglasses with Sun Life Insurance?

While Eye health insurance it’s not something opticians are trained on, we at EyeCare Group definitely know a lot about prescription Sunglasses with insurance. When an optical lens is put inside a frame and tinted this qualifies for insurance Sun Life coverage to kick in.

EyeCare Group optometrists work closely with the Sun Life health and the vision Insurance division. In addition to the standard vision care benefits glasses, contacts & prescription sunglasses also be covered through a health Spending account. This means more possible Sun Life health vision coverage can be available.

Written by Kristiena Bobocel

Kristiena joined the Eye Care Group family business shortly after graduation while working on a degree in ophthalmics from NAIT. Over the years, Kristiena has worked in every aspect of the family business, from dispensing glasses and instructing contacts, to cutting and edging glasses and eventually taking on administrative duties.
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