Does America’s Best Accept Medicaid? Answered

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America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses does not accept Medicaid at most locations.[1]

We contacted America’s Best locations in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, New York, and Washington to find out if they take Medicaid — none of the locations we contacted accept Medicaid.

However, acceptable plans vary by location, so it’s best to double-check your specific plan with a store associate when scheduling your appointment.[2]

Your local America’s Best may accept the following vision insurance plans:[2]

  • Aetna
  • America’s Best Vision Plan
  • Avesis
  • Community Eye Care (CEC)
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Heritage Vision Plans
  • Humana
  • MESVision
  • MetLife
  • National Vision Administrators (NVA)
  • Spectera Vision Care
  • Superior Vision
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • VSP (Note: America’s Best is an out-of-network provider for VSP.)
  • VBA

When Is Medicaid Vision Coverage Required?

Medicaid vision coverage is not required by law, but there are a few situations in which Medicaid will always cover the cost of glasses.

Medicaid will cover two pairs of replacement glasses per year for children and young adults (under 21), as well as one pair of glasses per year for adults if they are deemed medically necessary.[3]

Vision Centers That Accept Medicaid

While you generally cannot use Medicaid at America’s Best, there are a few vision centers that typically accept it, including:

Since Medicaid-approved locations vary by state, you’ll want to contact your local Walmart and/or Visionworks to find out if it takes Medicaid.

To find even more places that accept Medicaid for eye care, you can consult your individual plan provider.

For more details on Medicaid-related costs, our research covers out-of-pocket Medicaid expenses.


  • Jessica Spencer

    Does America’s Best accept Humana insurance?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Jessica! Unfortunately, we checked several America’s Best locations and found that none of them accept Humana. You can find a vision center covered by your plan using Humana’s physician finder tool. Best of luck!

  • peggy leonard

    Does America’s Best take Aetna insurance?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Peggy! Yes, we were able to find America’s Best locations that accept Aetna insurance. We have updated our article to reflect this. Keep in mind that coverage will vary depending on your particular plan; the locations we checked accept employer-offered Aetna plans with vision coverage, for example. You may want to contact your insurance provider to confirm that America’s Best is in-network for you before your appointment. Best of luck!

  • Yajaira Espinoza

    Does America’s Best accept Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Yajaira! Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers several different vision plans. While America’s Best does accept Blue Vision plans at some locations, acceptance varies by location and will depend on which specific plan you have. It is best to contact your local America’s Best to determine whether it accepts your insurance.

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