The Difference Between Cash Paying Patients vs. Insured Patients | Southlake, TX

The Difference Between Cash Paying Patients vs. Insured Patients | Southlake, TX

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Opting into a vision plan may seem like a brilliant idea, particularly if you have already identified that you will have an ongoing need for glasses for the foreseeable (excuse the pun!) future. However, if you think that your vision insurance will work in the same way as your medical insurance, you could be in for something of a shock.


Vision Plans: Not as Clear as You Might Think


Vision plans offered by insurers are plagued with bias, driving patients towards their own products rather than necessarily the best or most suitable products on the market. In doing so, they are limiting the choice of patients and serving their own self-interests. This deception by some vision insurance providers is so brazen that at least one has opened its own optical retail locations specifically to sell their own brand of eyewear.

The concept of vision insurance may be all well and good if you are happy with the very limited selection of glasses that you have to choose from, but if you aren’t and you end up forking out for different frames that you prefer, your vision insurance is quite simply a waste of money. In a further twist, since vision insurance providers give eye doctors such little financial reimbursement for their frames, those that do offer payment via these programs are often forced to process patients as quickly as possible to still be able to stay in business. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t afford insured patients the quality of care and personal attention that you deserve.

For these reasons, we are pleased to be able to offer our patients a unique and affordable patient experience that is free of insurance. You aren’t tied into limited frames and a short, sharp service. Instead, everything that we do is focused on your individual needs. In addition to comprehensive eye exams and eyewear, we can also offer contact lenses along with hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid devices.


Benefits of Paying Cash for Your Optical Care


The difference between cash paying patients vs. insured patients? Our cash paying patient service offers multiple benefits including:

  • Pricing that is as clear and honest as your vision
  • No need for complex insurance paperwork
  • No unexpected costs
  • High-quality frames without the expensive price tags
  • No more co-pays or deductibles
  • A simple, straightforward patient experience


In offering free-from insurance optical care, we can reduce our costs and pass these savings on to you, our patients, with no compromise on service or quality.


If you would like more information on any of our services or if you would like to find out more about the benefits of paying cash over vision insurance, our friendly and knowledgeable team at Eyes & Ears in Southlake, TX would be happy to help. Please contact our office today with your inquiry (817) 873-6810.