Foreign contact lens prescriptions

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by dorkie.pixie, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. dorkie.pixie

    dorkie.pixie Guest


    My medical insurance is in Tijuana, Mexico and I would much rather have
    the ophtalmologist over there [who btw did my father's eye operation
    and who checked on my mom's eye infection a couple of months back] do
    my prescription.

    So, now I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether contact lens
    prescriptions from other countries are honored in the U.S. or not?

    As I said before, I'd rather go to this doctor that we already know,
    have had good experiences with, great attention and not to mention that
    it will be way cheaper! [Insurance covers most of it, my co-pay is only
    $5/visit vs. the $35 I had to pay extra for contact lens prescription
    when I had vision coverage in the U.S. and then about $15 extra for any
    follow up visits]


    - Monique
    dorkie.pixie, Apr 4, 2006
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  2. dorkie.pixie

    p.clarkii Guest

    most optical outlets in the US will honor prescriptions from foreign
    doctors. shouldn't be a problem.
    p.clarkii, Apr 4, 2006
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