rmf SAID:

what is test for insurance to pay for droopy eyelids. My are extremely bad, I am 53 and have always had what I called my “droopy eye” since childhood, now they are both bad with that one being worse.

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-elizabeth-morgan/ DrElizabethMorgan

    The criteria vary with each insurance policy.

    Not even Medicare has standard criteria. It varies from state to state, depending on the insurance company managing Medicare for that state.
    In general peripheral vision must be tested by the surgeon, his/her assistant or an optician and a significant decrease in vision documented.
    At times, the surgery is specifically excluded in an insurance policy.
    Contact your insurer and get a copy of the criteria that must be met.
    This can often be found on the insurer’s website.
    Best Wishes!

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-michael-hueneke/ DrMichaelHueneke

    A visual field test would indicate a problem. In many cases insurance covers this problem because it is functional, not cosmetic