Eye & Vision Care | Eye Exams

Eye Exams

Medical vs. Routine Eye Exams

For Insurance purposes, eye examinations are divided into categories:

Vision Exam

These are routine exams for people who have no eye disease or symptoms of disease. Your eyes will be examined for any needed correction (glasses or contact lenses). Diagnosis would be nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism. If your doctor finds anything abnormal during your vision exam further testing of a medical nature may be needed at another visit. In that case, your medical insurance would be billed at the future visit.

Medical Exam

This is a medically necessary comprehensive examination for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and conditions of the eye. This exam evaluates the reasons for the symptoms and assesses any treatment needed. Some conditions evaluated with medical eye exams include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, macular degeneration, etc.


Most patients will have a refraction during either type of exam. This is a test used to determine your best corrected vision. For some medical conditions a refraction is needed even when eyeglasses are not prescribed. Even though this is a vital test to the care of your eyes, the refraction is a non-covered service through Medicare, Tricare, and most insurance plans. If your insurance does not cover your refraction, you will be asked to pay the fee in full at the time of service.

Vision Plans

Trinity participates in the following vision plans - Superior Vision and BCBS Vision. These two types of insurances may or may not include the refraction. Please refer to your plan prior to your visit to determine if you will be responsible for your refraction and co-pay. Trinity Health offers Superior Vision with our benefit package. This plan includes the refraction in the exam, and it also waives the co-pay.

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Puneet Braich MD, MPH

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Robert Dicken MD

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David Jacobs MD

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Evelyne Kindy MD

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Jill Martinson-Redekopp OD

Jill Martinson-Redekopp is a native of Garrison, North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State Univ --More--

Shawn Nelson OD

Shawn Nelson is a native of Minot, North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota in Gran --More--

Mark Raymond MD

Dr. Mark Raymond attended Virginia Tech in Blacksbug, Virginia where he obtained his Bachelors Degre --More--

Cynthia Roles OD

A native of Williston, Dr. Roles graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a --More--

Brad Schimke OD

Dr. Schimke has provided vision care to patients in Minot and throughout the region for over 20 year --More--

JulieAnn Wick OD

JulieAnn Wick, OD is an optometrist dedicated to providing the highest quality of eye care to people --More--

Darrell Williams MD

Dr. Darrell Williams established excellence in eye care for the people of this region when, in 1984 --More--

Chad Wolsky MD

Minot native Chad Wolsky, MD, is board certified in the specialty of Ophthalmology. He provides com --More--