Answer:

Original Medicare doesn’t cover routine vision, hearing, or dental. However, some Medicare Advantage plans do.[1][2][3]

Original Medicare (Part A and B) does not cover:

  • Vision services like eye exams,
  • Hearing services like hearing aids, exams, or fittings, or;
  • Dental services like most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices.

For all routine vision, hearing, and dental, from eye exams and glasses to hearing aids, you’ll need a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan that offers coverage for those services. You can browse for plans that offer this on our site.

NOTE: The exception to the above are that services required while in the hospital would be covered by Part A (Hospital Insurance). For example, Part A can pay for inpatient hospital care if you need to have emergency or complicated dental procedures, even though dental care isn’t covered.

Citations

  1. Dental services. Medicare.Gov.
  2. Hearing aids. Medicare.Gov.
  3. Eye exams (routine). Medicare.Gov.

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