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Atlas Travel Medical Insurance Atlas America plan is a visitor health insurance policy designed to provide medical and travel benefits, as well as emergency travel assistance to take the risk out of international travelers visiting the USA. Atlas America insurance is available to individuals, families, and groups from over 180 countries. You get access to quality care and are protected against the costs that can incur from unexpected medical and/ or travel emergencies.
Atlas Travel Medical Insurance includes Emergency Eye Exam coverage. Emergency Eye Exam means an eye exam performed by a licensed optometrist to establish proper corrective lens prescription for medically necessary corrective lenses that were lost or damaged as the result of a covered loss when the prescription is unable to be determined by the existing corrective lenses due to their damage or loss.
After you get a prescription from an optometrist, an optician can help you to find eyeglasses or contact lenses that are the best match for you. Atlas insurance does not include the replacement cost of prescription corrective lenses or contact lenses.
Optometrists are eye care providers who can examine, diagnose and treat eye and visual system diseases and disorders. Optometrists can perform vision tests and eye exams, and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. They can also provide basic eye care and monitor eye diseases. U.S. optometrists usually have completed optometry school and have Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree.
In the United States most optometrists work in private practices, some work in doctors’ offices and optical goods stores. You can also find optometric practices in large retail chains such as Wal-mart, Costco etc. Usually you need to schedule an appointment for eye exams. Some optometrists offer walk in appointments.
It is in your advantage to choose a health care provider from the insurance company’s Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) networks: FirstHealth Network or UnitedHealthcare Network. You are free to go to health care providers that are not in the PPO networks.
If you have the FirstHealth Network logo on your ID card , you can use health providers within FirstHealth Network as your preferred providers.
Click here to enter FirstHealth Network online directory to locate a provider. Select “First health network” then click “Start now”.
Here you need to select a Type of provider. Choose Physician. Next, in Search by section, enter your zip code. If you do not know your zip code, you can also search by your State and County/ City.
Click “Show more options” link to add more optional search criteria. Under “Would you like to narrow your search by Specialty or Condition?”, you can select “Specialty Type” to find doctors by their specialities. Choose Optometry, then lick Add>> button after you choose the speciality type(s) or condition(s).
Then click “Search Now” button, you will see a list of health care providers that match your search criteria.