Original Medicare (Parts A & B) helps pay for “medically necessary” care. This means care that’s required to diagnose or treat an illness or condition.
Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?
Dental care is not seen as medically necessary by Medicare. Original Medicare generally doesn’t cover dental exams, procedures or supplies. Part A, however, may help with certain dental services while you’re in the hospital.
Does Medicare Cover Vision Care?
Vision care is not seen as medically necessary, so Original Medicare doesn’t cover eye exams, eyeglasses or other related vision services.
However, Medicare Part B may cover some things for vision including preventive or diagnostic eye exams, including glaucoma tests, yearly eye exams to test for diabetic retinopathy and eye tests for macular degeneration, cataract surgery and prescription lenses or eyeglasses in certain situations.
But fear not, you have options if you have Medicare and want some help with the cost of dental and vision care. Learn how to get dental, vision and hearing care covered when choosing Medicare in the video below.