Scott Seo, M.D., Ph.D.

Eye Surgeon & Physician

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

and Cataract Surgery

Fairfield Ophthalmology

Old location:
1300 Post Road
Fairfield, CT  


F 203.254.8051

We moved
to our Bridgeport


Our location:

Merritt Medical Center
3715 Main Street #309
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Ph 203.372.4211
Fax 203.372.4142






Refraction Fee Policy


eye chart for refraction fee policy


As an informed patient, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance company regarding their policy for coverage of refraction.  Many insurance plans do not cover routine eye examination and refractions. 

Refraction is a non-covered expense by Medicare, Secure Horizons-AARP, Medicare Advantage and secondary insurance.

All non-covered expenses are payable at the time of service. 

If you choose not to receive a refraction, please notify the front desk prior to the exam. 


A refraction determines an eye’s refractive error, or “prescription”, and the best corrective lenses to be prescribed to provide the sharpest, clearest and most comfortable vision. 

The measurement of refractive error is the basis for two important things: 

1.      A glass (or contact lens) prescription 

2.      Determining the best vision you can achieve with glasses (or contacts)   

Medicare and most other insurance carriers will not cover the refraction fee.  Co-pays and deductibles cover the medical portion of your exam – which is considered separate from the refraction.   Please inquire with your insurance company if it covers routine eyecare.