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Treating a Wide Range of Eye Problems

The John A. Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health is the largest and most comprehensive eye care center in the Mountain West. Our ophthalmologists evaluate and treat a wide range of eye problems.

Our board-certified ophthalmologists provide you with primary eye care and comprehensive evaluations for all types of conditions of the eye and surrounding structures—both routine and urgent.

Our comprehensive ophthalmologists meet a range of eye care needs including the following:

  • eye injuries,
  • unexpected vision changes,
  • glasses or contact lenses, and
  • treatment for most vision conditions and eye diseases.

If your initial evaluation and diagnosis determine a medical condition that requires a specific subspecialist, we will refer you for advanced care with one of our many top-tier specialists at the Moran Eye Center. If you need ophthalmic surgery, we can refer you to one of our highly skilled ophthalmic surgical specialists.

Eye Exams

Eye examinations by our comprehensive ophthalmologists cover evaluation of vision and testing for general eye health, including the following:

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Working With Your Insurance Provider

Check with your insurance provider before scheduling a routine exam. Many insurance plans will cover your visit if there is a medical eye problem but won’t pay for the exam if you are getting a routine eye exam.

If you have a medical problem (infection, corneal disorders, diabetes, lazy eye, cataracts, glaucoma suspect, dry eye, double vision, and the like), the visit is considered a medical problem and can be billed to the medical plan.

If you only need eyeglasses or contacts due to astigmatism or myopia and are not being seen for a medical reason, the visit is considered routine and will only be billed to your insurance if your medical plan includes a vision benefit.

Office visits to an eye care professional are usually categorized as either "routine" or "medical.” These terms have nothing to do with the steps it takes to perform a comprehensive eye exam or the type of doctor who performs the exam. A comprehensive routine vision exam often contains the same elements as a comprehensive medical eye exam.

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