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Dr. Sheldon H. Kreda, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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It’s a distinction worth noting. Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry are entitled to use the designation FAAO. That designation –FAAO- means they are recognized by their colleagues as knowledgeable and experienced practitioners who have met the highest standards of professional competence.
Doctors of optometry are granted the right to use the FAAO designation only if they have achieved excellence in the practice of optometry as evidenced by fulfillment of the rigorous qualifications set by the American Academy of Optometry.
Each candidate for Fellowship must maintain the highest professional standards. Each clinical practice candidate submits written case presentations and is examined by a panel of leading doctors of optometry, who review the presentations and the candidate’s professional credentials.
You can be sure that Dr. Kreda, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, stays current with the latest eye and vision research and is committed to excellence.


Advanced Eye Care

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The latest equipment and expertise to provide the highest quality of care for your eyes. From computerized eyeglass and contact lens fitting to the state-of-the-art detection of eye disorders. You will love the personalized service and one-on-one doctor/patient experience.


Medical Vs. Vision Insurance

 

What insurance will cover what: Vision Vs Medical
Vision and Medical insurance are both accepted at Kreda Eye Center, however they often provide coverage for different services.  Because of the staggering diversity and complexity of insurance plans, we would like to simplify the process by providing you with specific information regarding your plan.  Please contact the office directly to utilize this service.
Vision plans are primarily for routine eye exams, glasses, and contacts only.  A routine eye exam is for patients that have no medical eye problems or known eye health issues.  The goal of a routine eye exam is to make sure that your eyes are perfectly healthy and to discover unknown problems.
The good news is that your Medical Insurance  will cover your eye exam when there is an eye-related medical problem, such as, cataracts, dry eyes, complications from diabetes or high blood pressure (among many others). You do not need a vision benefits rider on your medical insurance or a Vision Plan to be covered. In these cases, your Medical Insurance will cover your eye exam even though a Vision Plan may also be in effect. Your Medical Insurance co-pays and deductibles prevail and must be paid at the time of your exam. More Good News!: If we do file the exam with your medical insurance, you can still use your Vision Plan benefits towards the purchase of glasses or contact lenses based on your plan’s allowances.
So…if you tell us you have an eye problem such as headaches, redness, irritation, burning or tearing of the eyes, your eye exam is covered by medical insurance, you don’t need a vision plan. See the list below for some common medical presenting conditions
Vision Plans Cover Refractive Care: i.e. what eyeglasses or contact lenses correct.
They include these common vision conditions:
367.20 Astigmatism
367.00 Farsightedness
367.10 Nearsightedness
367.40 Presbyopia, aka can’t see up close (needs reading glasses).
Medical Insurance Covers Conditions That Can Affect the Health of Your Eyes:
Some Common Presenting Medical Complaints and Conditions:
 
379.91 Eye Pain, Eye Strain
371.82 Contact Lens Related Eye Health Problems
372.22 Eye Allergies, Itchy Eyes
930.00 Something in your eye
372.03 Pink eye
379.93 Red Eye
372.71 Irritated Eye
368.8   Blurred Vision
370.33 Dry Eye
375.21 Tearing, Watering
368.15 Flashes of Light
379.24 Floaters, Seeing Spots
368.2   Double Vision
368.13 Light Sensitivity
784.00 Headaches
V19.1   Family History of Eye Disorders, other than needing glasses or contacts.
373.11 Styes
373.00 Eyelid Infections
365.00 Glaucoma
366.10 Cataract
362.5   Macular Degeneration
378.9   Eye Movement Problems, Eye Turn, Lazy Eye
 
Medical Conditions that have ocular implications are also covered, such as:
250.0  Diabetes
401.90 Hypertension
I just need a routine check up and I don’t have a vision plan, why are you asking for my medical insurance?
Your medical insurance may often cover routine eyecare.  If you are coming in with healthy and normal eyes, you are coming in for routine eyecare.  Routine eyecare may be covered by your medical insurance like BCBS, and can also be covered by a standalone vision plan, like VSP.  It is all pretty confusing; Kreda Eye Center is dedicated to figuring out the details for you.  Let us help save you money by making sure you are utilizing your full benefits.
We also like to know who your medical carrier is because if there is a medical eye condition, they most often will be able to cover your costs.  Additionally, if a referral needs to be made, it will help get you to the most appropriate doctor.
To better understand the specifics of what is covered by vision and medical insurance, please call our trained insurance staff: (954) 749-0000.


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