Vision Insurance

A comprehensive eye exam each year is the best way to enjoy good vision throughout your life. During a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will perform several different tests and procedures to check your vision as well as the overall health of your eyes.

Our staff will work with you and your insurance company every step of the way to keep your eyes healthy and your vision at its best.

At PineCone Vision Center, our staff is ready and more than able to help you with any insurance questions you may have. We work hard to make sure you receive the care you need, and communicate with your insurance company every step of the way.


We accept most major medical and vision plans!

We know that it is important for you to understand pricing and insurance coverage. That’s why we work with you to understand your benefits and needs at the time you schedule an appointment. Our staff will clearly explain any additional testing and the associated costs at the time of your appointment so you can make well informed decisions and get the most from your vision or medical plan.

PineCone Vision Center accepts most major insurance plans to ensure caring for your eyes is easy and affordable. In some cases, your general medical insurance will provide eye care coverage.

Accepted medical insurance plans include:

  • BlueCross BlueShield

Accepted vision insurance plans include:

  • VSP

  • EyeMed

  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Avesis

We do accept other plans as well, so if you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.

You may also use your Flexible Spending Account(s) at PineCone Vision Center. Most FSA plans allow for the purchase of an eye exam or eyewear. Please contact your plan administrator for complete details about your FSA plan.

What Is Vision Insurance?

Vision insurance is designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost. Make the most of your vision insurance plan by calling your provider for help understanding your particular vision coverage.


As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer the CareCredit card, the nation's leading patient payment program. CareCredit lets you begin your procedure immediately, then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that are easy to fit into your budget.

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