Yes. Routine eye exams are covered for Yale Health members and students with Hospitalization/Specialty coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are eye exams covered by Yale Health?
I was referred to an outside Ophthalmology/Optometry provider. Can I just keep seeing this person?
No. When referred out to another provider, you must come back to Yale Health for follow up care.
What do I need to know about my complete eye exam?
A complete eye exam may last up to an hour. You should remove your contact lenses prior to your appointment and bring your eyeglasses with you. Your eyes may be dilated during the exam.
Are glasses covered by Yale Health?
No. The purchase of glasses is an out-of-pocket cost for the patient.
Can I purchase contacts in a store, or online with my eyeglass prescription?
No. The eyeglass prescription needs to be brought to someone certified to conduct your contact lens fitting.
Are contacts or the contact lens exam covered by Yale Health?
No. These are out-of-pocket costs for the patient.
I am a student and I waived Yale Health coverage. Can I be seen in the Ophthalmology/Optometry Department?
No. Waived students are not seen in this department. Students who waived Yale Health coverage need to seek services from providers who accept their insurance.
What if I have a problem that cannot be managed at the Yale Health Center?
Referrals to Yale Eye Center for problems that cannot be managed at Yale Health require authorization from our Referral Coordination Department. The Eye Center will contact the patient directly to schedule appointments.