We believe that you deserve the very best eye
care and we are willing to challenge the
healthcare system to provide that.
We are proud to be providers in the Direct Eye Care Movement, which strives to improve healthcare by putting doctors and patient back together, no longer separated by the insurance company.
When doctor’s offices are contracted with insurance companies, prices for care are artificially inflated to compensate for healthcare providers only receiving a percentage (in many cases, a small percentage) back from insurance companies as a reimbursement. Often times doctors will offer additional testing and/or products to help compensate for low insurance reimbursements. Those products and tests are not always covered by insurance, increasing the cost to the consumer.
With the uncertain healthcare market and rising insurance
rates, we have set out to simplify how we provide eye care.
All Patients are Welcome
All patients are welcome regardless of what insurance plan you may have.
We often hear that it is difficult for patients to find a quality eye doctor that takes their insurance plan. Some insurance companies are difficult to work with and/or provide little-to-no reimbursements, so some optometrists are reluctant to become in-network. If you are finding it difficult to find a quality eye care provider that takes your insurance, look no further. Please contact us and we can go over any out-of-network benefits. As an out-of-network provider, we will file your claim for you just like in- network and you will receive your reimbursement directly to your home. For those without insurance, we maintain affordable pricing and routinely compare our prices to others in the area to ensure we are the best value available. Like most consumers, we don't like hidden fees. All of our rates are posted on our website and can be found here.
Access to the Doctor
With the Direct Eye Care model, our patients are able to spend the time they need to get a quality exam with Dr. Jensen. Every patient is different and so are their eye care needs. Dr. Jensen blocks 60 minutes with patients for their annual eye exams. This is the patient’s time to voice any vision concerns and provides Dr. Jensen time to really understand the patient’s lifestyle needs and priorities. This does not mean that all exams take the full 60 minutes, but that time is reserved for the patient.
Often times, eye doctors are pressured to see more and more patients, decreasing the time they can spend with them. You should never feel like the doctor was just in and out or didn’t have time for your questions. Quality patient care takes time and with Direct Eye Care we can provide that to our patients.
Follow-Up Visits Included for Medical Eye Exams
A follow-up visit is included free of charge for most medical office visits. This is one way that our Direct Eye Care model can really save you money. Most insurance companies require that in-network providers charge their patients for any follow-up visits related to a medical office visit. Even with your insurance benefits, co-pays for these visits can cost upwards of $80+ per follow-up visit (depending our your individual plan). If you need to see Dr. Jensen for a medical eye exam (pink eye, something embedded in your eye, etc.) you pay the equivalent of a co-pay in most cases.
Only the Best Eyewear and Lenses Backed by our One or Two Year Warranty
We only work with the best lens labs to provide the best quality lenses for our eyewear. Some vision insurances require that optical shops use only their designated labs. In the past, we have worked with some of those labs and
unfortunately, the quality of the lenses and the customer service has not been up to our high standards. With Direct Eye Care, we are able to use any lab of our choosing to ensure that your lenses are of the highest quality. Our manufacturers warranty applies to every pair of glasses and lenses at no additional cost.
No Pressure Environment when Deciding on Eyewear
At Artisan Optical, we have a no pressure atmosphere when it comes to eyewear. We compare fitting glasses to getting a custom-tailored item of clothing. The fit, feel, and style of each frame are taken into consideration. At
the end of the day, we want you to be completely satisfied with your new eyewear and with the whole shopping experience.
Ability to use Your Flex Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
Artisan Optical is a full-service medical eye care practice. With our Direct Eye Care system, we can accept payments from both FSAs and HSAs. Prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses are medical devices which can
also be applied to both FSAs and HSAs. If you have use-it-or-lose-it money on either of these accounts, consider using those funds for a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.
We are truly dedicated to you and your vision needs!
Schedule an appointment today by calling 720.591.2141 or book online with the button below.