Detecting and treating glaucoma in its early stages can prevent or delay certain glaucoma-related complications, including loss of reading ability and even blindness. Yearly screenings are recommended for people at higher risk for glaucoma, including people who:
- Are age 65 or older
- Are African Americans, East Asian, or have East Asian ancestry
- Are farsighted
- Have had an eye injury or eye surgery, such as cataract surgery
- Have diabetes
- Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Have been taking corticosteroid medications
- Have had family members with glaucoma
Talk to your provider about whether you are due to be screened for glaucoma. By having your regular preventive health screenings, you are taking important steps to becoming an active participant in your own health.
Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred covers annual glaucoma screenings for individuals at high risk for glaucoma, individuals with family history of glaucoma, and individuals with diabetes.
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Routine Vision Exam
Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO plans and the Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred Supplement One plan include coverage for one routine vision exam each year.
Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO plans offer up to a $150 eyewear reimbursement, and our Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred Supplement One plan offers up to a $100 eyewear reimbursement.