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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to inform you that our office is now resuming our regular business hours for appointments. Of utmost importance to us is to continue to provide exceptional eye care in an environment that is safe for our patients and entire Monji Optometry team. We have taken great measures to prepare and implement COVID-19 safety protocols guided by resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the California Optometric Association (COA).

We want to share our new safety practices and let you know what you will expect when you come to our office.

  • Our front door will remain locked and only opened to those with appointments. To limit the number of people, all patient encounters will be by appointment, including glasses pickups, adjustments and repairs. Our schedule has been adjusted to allow spacing of people in any given area in our office.
  • We ask that adult patients arrive alone for an appointment. Minor patients may be accompanied by one adult.
  • If you are new to our office, to help us be prepared for your arrival we ask you to submit the “Patient History Form” found on our website under “Patient Forms” before your appointment. Please don’t forget to bring your latest eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
  • Our staff and patients are required to wear masks. When you arrive, you will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and your temperature will be taken by a non-contact thermometer at the door. If your temperature is over 100 degrees, we will reschedule your appointment.
  • Upon entering, you will be immediately directed to wash your hands. We are practicing safe distancing and ask that you mindfully keep a 6 foot distance between other patients.
  • Plexiglass barrier shields have been placed at our reception desk and tables for eyeglass frame selection to allow safe interaction between you and staff. Protection shields have also been outfitted on examination instruments.
  • Our staff has been trained on CDC procedures to diligently keep touched surfaces, instrumentation and overall office clean and disinfected following each patient and regularly throughout each day. This includes disinfecting eyeglass frames.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards for your continued health and safety!

Monji Optometry

Our office is located in downtown Burbank across from the Kabuki & Shake Shack restaurants.
Call (818) 629-0229
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Medical Insurance

What’s in Your Medical Insurance?

Medical insurance coverage varies and it’s worthwhile to find out how your plan works. Some plans require you to reach a certain minimum deductible before you receive any benefits, while others require a co-pay. Nevertheless, many medical insurance carriers cover medical eye health needs.

A good rule of thumb to know whether your eye and vision needs will be covered by your medical insurance is whether it is a medical eye complaint, rather than standard vision correction needs. A few symptoms that could be considered a medically necessary eye exam may include:

  • Headaches
  • Eye Strain
  • Blurry Vision Not Related to Prescription
  • Dryness & Irritation
  • Pink Eye/Red Eye
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Diseases (glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration)
  • Eye emergency
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Allergies
  • Diabetic Eye Disease

Medical insurance may cover an eye exam even if you feel something is abnormal or strange about your eyes. Only a professional like a local optometrist can identify the cause of your concerns or discomfort.

In addition to your medical insurance covering eye exams, treatments or medications for your eyes are covered by medical insurance, such as:

  • Medical Eye Exams & Diagnostic Testing
  • Advanced Contact Lenses
  • Medicated Eye Drops
  • Prescriptions
  • Dilation

Is clear vision a medical necessity?

Likely not. Seeing clearly is something that allows us to enjoy our daily activities, but more often connected to vision insurance. If you feel our eyes are not focusing right for a separate reason, medical insurance could cover a visit to an eye doctor.

Medical insurances will not cover a request for a new pair of glasses or contact lenses. If you want a yearly eye exam and a fresh new pair of glasses, many utilize a low-cost vision plan to be more cost-effective.