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    Peggy MacePRO
    Most of the U.S.
    Some things associated with vision are covered under Medicare and some are not.

    Routine eye exams are not covered by Medicare. Even if you start out taking an routine eye exam and it is determined during the exam that you have eye conditions qualifying for Medicare funded treatment, only subsequent exams for those conditions will be covered.

    Medicare does cover glaucoma testing for those at risk for glaucoma due to certain conditions or family history. It will cover medically prescribed exams, testing, and treatments for eye conditions that result from illness or injury. 

    Medicare does not cover eyeglasses. It will cover an IOL following a cataract surgery and eyeglass as a prosthesis during cataract surgery recovery.
    Answered on June 23, 2013
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    Peggy MacePRO
    Most of the U.S.
    Vitalstim is not covered by Medicare for the treatment of dyspahgia. They have explained that the treatment is experimental and has not proven to be effective in treating swallowing difficulty. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) can be covered for non-neurological reasons for disuse atrophy and for walking in patients with spinal cord injury.
    Answered on June 29, 2013
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