(301) 770-4636
Lawrence S. Frank, MD
Seema A. Gupta, MD

Refraction Services (for Glasses Prescription)


A refraction is the process of determining your best corrected vision for eyeglasses. It is an essential part of an eye examination and is necessary in order to write a prescription for glasses. A refraction is NOT required at every visit, and it is only performed at the patient's request on the day of visit. Glasses and Contact Lens Prescription Services

A refraction is NOT covered by Medicare or most insurance plans. It is considered a “vision” service, not a “medical” service. Our fee for the refraction is $65.00. We will not file the charges for a refraction with a health insurance plan. You will be responsible for paying the $65 fee at the time of service in addition to any copayment, coinsurance, or deductible your insurance plan may require.

Once a refraction has been requested, and the exam has been performed by the physician, the patient will be responsible for the $65 fee. This charge will apply even if there are only minor adjustments made in your current glasses prescription. If you believe the prescription for your glasses provided by our practice is not accurate, we can re-check your prescription within 3 months of the date of the prescription at no charge. If it is more than 3 months, there will be a charge of $65.00 for re-checking your prescription since your eyes may have changed since the initial exam.

Note: Our office does not make physical eyeglasses. We can only provide you with the prescription to take to an optician.