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At Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic, our goal is to promote good eye health and enable you to have the clearest vision possible. We accept several types of vision insurance, cash, checks, and most credit cards. We inform our Mankato patients about exam and treatment costs at the beginning of your appointment. If you require a breakdown of costs, please let us know.

Vision Insurance

The knowledgeable staff at Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic is experienced in working with vision insurance providers. We will work directly with you and your vision insurer to submit claims regarding your vision care. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits. Many current vision plans are designed to cover most of the basic vision-related costs, but not all costs associated with eye care. Most plans often require a co-payment for an office appointment as well as additional costs that are covered by the insured patient.

CareCredit

It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into monthly installments.  You can either apply at our office, where we'll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval, or apply yourself online at:  www.CareCredit.com. 

Highlights of the CareCredit program:

  • Low Monthly Payments (3% of the Total Balance)
  • Charges over $300 Interest- Free For 3 Months
  • Determine Approval in a Few Minutes
  • No Annual Fee

Flexible Spending Accounts

Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options to employees. Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.

Other Payment Options

Our Mankato optometry staff understands that cost is a concern when evaluating vision care providers. We do not want cost to be an obstacle to maintaining proper eye health and good vision. We accept various forms of payment and are able to discuss financing options with you prior to any examination. At Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic, we also accept cash, check, and major credit cards.