The costs of eye care can be worrying for the average family – even though glasses may be incredible affordable on a per-use basis, often costing an average of a penny or less per day over their lifetime, the initial cost can be high for families undergoing tough times. This is even more true for any vision problems that require surgery, whether it's carefully removing a cataract to preserve vision or implanting a permanent lens to help refocus things. Fortunately, there's hope.
The Gainesville Eye Associates have worked with a variety of partners to provide many different payment plans for families of any status. Families currently well-off will almost certainly have a primary insurance provider that covers vision options, and our Georgia Eye Clinic locations accept most major insurance plans as well as all Medicare plans and some Medicaid (through referrals for our services). By itself, this helps to cover most or all of the payments that families might be facing for their care – but some people may still need more help.
The next payment plan offered is the CareCredit card, a special line of credit intended primarily for health care issues that is accepted at over a hundred thousand participating locations. Depending on the amount of money required for treatment, this card could provide anywhere from six to sixty months of interest-free payments, allowing even the most expensive services at our locations to be obtained for low, reasonable monthly fees.
Individuals without insurance or a significant source of income aren't expected to suffer, either. The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is a partner of our offices, and provides services to Georgia residents that are either uninsured or low-income. Qualifying individuals and families may be eligible for services like eye exams, corrective surgery, and a selection of eyeglasses to help fix their vision issues.
As you can see, it almost doesn't matter what your level of income or insurance is – chances are that we have a plan and a policy that's suitable for where you are right now. Some people ask why we go this far… And, to be honest, it's quite simple. Eye problems are horrible things to have, and can have a hugely disproportionate impact on your ability to continue to enjoy your life. Many vision problems, if treated quickly, won't have a lasting impact… But anything that people are forced to live with for too long could become permanent, and we don't want to see that happen. One way or another, our teams will do their best to find a plan that works for you.
Disclaimer: Terms and Conditions exist for each of the payment plans that are offered through the Gainesville Eye Associates, and not all families or individuals will qualify for every payment plan, promotion, or other form of sponsorship. Please carefully review all documentation and explanations before selecting your preferred method of payment to ensure that you know exactly what you're doing and why. For more information on these payment options, visit the financing section of the Gainesville Eye Associates website at gainesvilleeye finance finance.