Resources for new patients, existing patients, insurance information, & payment information
Please find links to our patient intake form for both new and existing patients. This allows you to update your demographic information before your exam and read over consent forms and office policies at your leisure.
If you are using insurance, if you did not book your appointment online, or if your insurance has changed since your last visit we may reach out to you after the appointment is booked to verify insurance. Please be aware our office policy is that insurance must be presented before or at the time of service in order to be used.
At Westlake Hills Vision Center, our goal is to promote good eye health and enable you to have the clearest vision possible. We accept medical insurance, cash, checks (from existing patients only), and most credit cards. We also accept Vision Service Plan (VSP as a vision insurance). We do our best to inform our Austin patients about exam and treatment costs at the beginning of your appointment.
The knowledgeable staff at Westlake Hills Vision Center is experienced in working with vision insurance and we accept VSP. We will work directly with you and VSP to submit claims regarding your vision care. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits. Many vision plans are designed to cover a portion of the vision-related costs, but not all costs associated with eye care. Most plans often require a co-payment for an office appointment as well as additional costs that are covered by the insured patient. Please be aware vision insurance will only cover a routine exam, meaning no other health issues you want addressed aside from an updated glasses or contact lens prescription.
If you have any eye conditions or health concerns such as redness, dryness, diabetes, glaucoma, or macular degeneration this will fall under medical insurance. Contact our office at 512-651-5186 to find out if your insurance provider is accepted in our office.
Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts (HSA) options to employees. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your workplace to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.
Westlake Hills Vision Center works with the following insurance providers: