A refraction is the process of determining if there is a need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is an essential part of an eye examination and necessary to write a prescription for eyeglasses. Most medical insurances do NOT cover routine refractions and allow that we charge separately for that portion of the examination, since it is not a covered service. Our office fee for refraction is $30.00 and this fee is collected at the time of service. 

We collect all co-payments at the time of service. 


Our office accepts payment by credit/debit card, personal checks, and cash. We do not accept American Express. 

Service Not Covered By Your Insurance


Self Pay

If your child's insurance is inactive at the time of your appointment, you will be expected to pay for your visit in full. 


Some insurance plans, such as Tricare, require a pre-authorization for an appointment with a specialist. If your insurance requires a pre-authorization, it is your responsibility to contact your primary care physician to request one. If you do not have a pre-authorization at the time of your child's appointment, you will be asked to pay for your visit in full or to reschedule your appointment. 


The doctors of the Children's Eye Institute of Savannah have special training in the medical and surgicial care of children's eyes. For this reason, our office bills your child's examination to your medical insurance. We do not accept most forms of vision care insurance. Most medical plans will cover the majority of your child's visit. However, you are responsible for the remaining balance.


We accept most private insurances and local patients with Georgia Medicaid, Caresource, Avesis, and Amerigroup. We do not accept new Peach State or South Carolina Medicaid.