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Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

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Our Clinic in Sleepy Eye Accepts The Following:

 

Medical Plans We Accept

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • MN Department of Human Services
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • MN Department of Human Services
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • United Health Care

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.

A vision insurance policy is not the same as medical insurance. Regular medical health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.

Financial Policy

The goal of Lifetime Eyecare Center of Sleepy Eye is to provide the best possible eye health and vision care with high quality products.

We accept cash and checks as well as Mastercard, Discover , VISA and debit cards for your convenience.

If you do not have insurance coverage or a high deductible plan, we offer a 24% savings on a routine eye exam if services are paid in full at the time of service.

We will bill your primary vision and medical insurance carriers. If we are not contracted with your insurance company we will provide you with the information needed to bill your insurance/vision plan. In order to submit to your insurance plan, you must provide us with a current copy of your insurance card at the time of service. Lifetime Eyecare Center can not accept responsibility for knowing your insurance coverage, collecting from the insurance company or negotiating settlements on disputed claims.

You are ultimately responsible for your account regardless of your insurance coverage. Usual and customary fees will be itemized for you and any estimated fees will be due at the time of service. A deposit is also required when ordering materials and the balance due when picked up or within 15 days.

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY

We have been working very hard to prepare to re-open for normal "routine" preventive eye care, taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone involved. We are pleased to announce as of Monday May 18th we'll be seeing patients for all types of eye care, including routine annual eye exams.

But, things will be very different than they were prior to the pandemic.

1. Our front door will be locked at all times. We will be allowing only 1 person at a time in the office and by appointment only, so please enter alone, or with no more than l other person accompanying you. Others may wait in the car.

2. Masks will be required for both patients and us while in our office.

3. Upon entering, we will be checking your temperature and screen you for COVID symptoms or possible exposure. If your temperature is 100 F or higher, or you have symptoms or may have recently been exposed to COVID, we will reschedule you.

4. We will need you to respect the 6 feet personal distancing while outside the exam room

5. We will have you wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when you enter. We will be using hand washing and hand sanitizer constantly and will be disinfecting everything you and we touch. Please don't touch anything that isn't absolutely necessary.

6. For frame selection or picking out glasses, please let us help you, and don't just browse and try on frames by yourself. We have to disinfect the frames every time they are touched or worn, and we need to know which frames need to be disinfected.

We are doing all these things to protect you and all of our other patients as best we can. We will need and depend on your cooperation on this during this very difficult time. Doing so will protect your fellow patients-many of whom are at extremely high risk if they contract COVID - and to protect us. All healthcare providers are putting themselves in harm's way every day during this pandemic - the more we all cooperate and take appropriate precautions, the better off we all will be.

We are all in this together. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.

Please stay safe.

Dr. Jim Hutchins and staff

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We are pleased to announce as of Monday, May 18th we’ll be resuming providing routine annual eye care and eyewear for our patients: LEARN MORE