Spectera Eyecare Networks is owned and operated by UnitedHealthcare. They provide complete vision plans that include all aspects of vision care, from eye exams to glasses and contact lenses. Spectra’s mission is to make vision care more accessible, inexpensive, and efficient. They provide a variety of eye health services that include.
Eye Health Services
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
Eye examinations are an important part of overall wellbeing. Your ophthalmologist will assess much more than your visual acuity during a comprehensive eye exam. Spectera Vision will test for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together, and evaluate the health of your retina, optic nerve, and retinal blood vessels. Because ophthalmologists are generally the first healthcare providers to notice chronic illnesses like hypertension and diabetes, comprehensive eye exams correctly reflect your overall health.
Most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
- Visual AcuityAcuity to assess the sharpness of your vision, usually using the “Big E” or Snellen chart.
- A visual field test can be used to assess whether you have blind spots or abnormalities in your peripheral vision.
- The Cover Test can identify strabismus or problems with binocular vision.
- Your eyeglass prescription can be roughly determined using retinoscopy, an autorefractor, or an aberrometer.
- A phoropter is used to perform refraction in order to adjust the final eyeglass prescription.
- Using a slit lamp exam, common eye problems and illnesses can be identified. Your doctor can check the structure of your eye using this tool to see how well it is functioning.
- The glaucoma test, known as tonometry, measures the pressure within your eye.
- The optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels are examined using ophthalmoscopy and pupil dilation.
- Corrective Contact Lenses
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, transparent plastic disks that you wear in your eye to improve your vision. On the tear film that protects your cornea, contacts float.
Contact lenses, like eyeglasses, are used to treat refractive defects that affect vision. When the eye does not correctly bend or focus light into the eye, this is referred to as a refractive error and causes a blurry image.
For those with the following refractive defects, contacts can enhance vision:
- myopia (nearsightedness)
- hyperopia (farsightedness)
- astigmatism (distorted vision)
- presbyopia (changes to near vision that generally happen with age)
Types of Contact Lenses
Contacts are made from many kinds of plastic. Hard and soft contacts are the two most popular types.
- Hard contact lenses
A rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lens is the most common type of hard contact lens. These lenses are made from plastic combined with other materials. They securely maintain their shape while allowing oxygen to pass through the lens to your eye.
RGP lenses are beneficial for people with astigmatism and a condition called keratoconus. This is due to the fact that when the cornea is irregularly curved, they provide sharper vision than soft lenses. RGP lenses may also be preferred by those with allergies or those who frequently develop protein deposits on their contacts.
- Soft contact lenses
Most people choose to wear soft contact lenses. The reason for this is that there are lots of choices and they are often more comfortable.
- Decorative (cosmetic) contacts
While these lenses change the appearance of your eyes, they do not improve vision. You may use colored contacts or lenses to give your eyes the appearance of vampires, animals, or other characters. Also, they hide certain eye problems that are either present at birth or caused by injuries. You require a prescription for decorative contacts despite the fact that they do not correct vision. These lenses must be treated like prescription contacts to avoid dangerous eye infections. This entails frequently and properly cleaning them as instructed.
- Corrective Standard Lenses and Frames
Eyeglasses are more popular now than ever. Despite advances in contact lenses and vision correction surgery, they’re a staple in modern fashion. Even those with great eyes are expanding their collection of non-prescription glasses. With so many different frames, lenses, and treatments, picking a new pair of glasses can be overwhelming.
Types of Eyeglasses
Before you start shopping for new glasses at Spectera Vision, it’s essential to visit your eye doctor. By scheduling an eye test, you can determine what kind of vision correction you need.
Your optometrist will write you an eyeglass prescription. This may be used to purchase new glasses at an optician or online.
Single Vision lenses
The least expensive and most popular type of eyeglass lens is single vision. They have the largest field of vision because they only correct it at one specific distance (far or near).
You’ll most likely be prescribed single vision lenses if you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.
Bifocal lenses are multifocal, which means that each of their two distinct “powers” is used to correct both near and farsightedness. People with various visual conditions are prescribed bifocal lenses.
Trifocal lenses are similar to bifocals. But they have the additional power to correct intermediate vision. For example, the intermediate portion may be used to view a computer screen. Bifocals and trifocals both feature a clear boundary separating each field of vision, which is their biggest drawback. This makes the sections of the lens produce dramatically different vision. Most people get used to this and don’t have an issue with it. However, this flaw has prompted the creation of more sophisticated lenses, such as progressives.
Anyone who requires bifocals or trifocals can use progressive lenses. For near, intermediate, and farsightedness, they offer the same treatment. They do this without using lines to divide each section. Due to the smoother transition between fields of vision, many individuals like these lenses.
PremierVision uses the extensive Spectera Vision services of over 100,000 access points for care. Find the service that best suits your needs and schedule from a list of independent or retail providers. The PremierVision Plan is designed to be easy to use while helping you save money.
The PremierVision plan is easy to use and can help save money with insurance benefits and negotiated discounts from Spectera Eyecare Networks. In addition to corrective standard lenses, PremierVision now offers benefits for yearly comprehensive eye exams, corrective contact lenses, and corrective eyeglasses.
PremierVision is not available in all states. Availability and benefit levels may differ from state to state. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a licensed agent for more information. There might be restrictions, waiting periods, and exclusions.