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    Spectera eye exam reimbursement?

    Good afternoon fellow optical friends.

    I'm looking to find out a little bit about spectera. We are considering taking it once again in our practice and before we start the month long process I'd like to know if its even worth the effort.
    Is there anyone who knows offhand what they pay for a routine exam? Also, I heard that they are similar to Davis where they have their own lab and selection or frames. Is that accurate? What is the average payout from spectera?

    Thanks!!

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    In my area, exam pays $55. They do have their own lab and provide most of the frames as well. Consider yourself a showroom for materials. It is a step above Davis. Don't confuse that for an endorsement. Without itemizing everything (because I assume this falls into a gray area of what information is allowable on this forum), do NOT expect much over the exam for exam + glasses. You will likely have a negative balance from time to time after all the chargebacks. I'd rather not get too negative, but I wish my book was full enough to drop specterible.

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    What's the point?

    They always offer a sop to the OD in the form of an offensive--but not too offensive--$55 or somesuch.

    But it's the optical and the CL supply that screws you over.

    Run--don't walk--away from Specterrible.

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    On contacts S will say they have 150 dollars worth of contacts but will only reimburse 120 dollars. You will get negative balances if they person gets more than basic add ons. They will give you cost for frames if you supply them. But that is the way everyone else is. You have to send the glasses to their lab. They also have covered contacts. you do better with them than non covered contacts. You get about 100 to 110 for glasses including the exam. The malls get a different plans than private practice. Like the previous person said RUN

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    Spectera is terrible, other than the exam reimbursement which is OK, ...the materials and the lab will for sure screw you over and the same can be said for Davis Vision as well. I remember when Spectera had the ugly frame box of horrors. At least that is gone.
    Erik Zuniga, ABOC.

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    If your state laws and/or their contract let you opt out of using their Specterible lab it's no different than EyeMed or VSP give or take $10-$15 on the eye exam reimbursements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbrownlee View Post
    They will give you cost for frames if you supply them. But that is the way everyone else is. You have to send the glasses to their lab. The malls get a different plans than private practice. Like the previous person said RUN
    This sounds a lot like Eyemed!

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