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Old 06-12-2024, 06:09 AM
 
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Thanks for weighing in.



We had a EYE dr, who can treat cataract, Retina , Glaucoma and RX Eye glasses. He was retired. I am looking for similar practitioners.


Where do I start?


I need to go to one practitioner for RX Eye glasses another for X Eye glasses another one for Retina and another Glaucoma


The diagnosis and images are duplicated and not shared among practitioners.


Thanks for your guidance.
As in most medical fields, ophthalmology now has several levels of specialists. The old time family eye doc is virtually nonexistent today. We have MUCH better care today
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Old 06-12-2024, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I had cataract removal surgery recently by an ophthamologist. I'd seen him last year because I had floaters in one of my eyes and my vision was affected. We had to wait a year for the cataract to be operable. I'd also seen him for a condition called 'iritis.' (Urgent care misdiagnosed as pink eye/conjunctivitis and I wasn't going back there!)
He can do the eye exam for glasses or contacts but indicated there is a $50 charge for that per insurance and recommends going to the optometrist (in the same building) or even Costco, where I presume my vision plan would cover it.

I haven't paid anything for the cataract surgery and I have Medicare and FEHB as my back up.

I don't go to the optometrist in that building because I can't get a pair of glasses there for less than $300-$400 dollars!! and now I kinda only need readers, so there's that. Hope this is helps
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Old Today, 12:45 PM
 
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Thanks for weighing in. I did check with my PCP. who too says "The old time family eye doc is virtually nonexistent today."

I am still searching via med school for recommendation. It is making Medicare patients crazy.

@Riley,

How di you find your ophthamologist using Medicare provider directory. Could you share the details (website of ophthamologist , qualification listed on directory etc) , so I can do same search in my location to find one ?

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Today, 01:47 PM
 
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Thanks for weighing in. I did check with my PCP. who too says "The old time family eye doc is virtually nonexistent today."

I am still searching via med school for recommendation. It is making Medicare patients crazy.

@Riley,

How di you find your ophthamologist using Medicare provider directory. Could you share the details (website of ophthamologist , qualification listed on directory etc) , so I can do same search in my location to find one ?

Thanks for sharing.
There's this:

https://www.medicare.gov/care-compar...Type=Physician

Have you tried it? How many ophthalmologists can there be in a specified area? At least you can get a list of practice names and use the web to find out more about specific services they offer. You can also call and speak to a living human about that too.

Do you carry any insurance other than original Medicare such as a secondary, a medigap or an advantage plan? If so, have you looked through their preferred or in-program provider directory? IME most companies provide one. You may need to go to their website to find it.
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