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How to Become an EyeBenefits Provider

Jan 21, 2020
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EyeBenefits is a discount vision plan used by groups and individuals nationwide. They offer an affordable vision insurance plan for individuals who do not have vision coverage through their employers. This insurance is accepted at many Walmart Vision Centers and other national and regional vision chains, as well as some private practices.

EyeBenefits offers a discount-only plan. Discounted agreements are listed within the agreement form you sign. EyeBenefits pays you after services are rendered. Additionally, your practice would be listed on EyeBenefits website for interested patients to locate.

Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements

In order to become an EyeBenefits provider, you must:

  1. Get your optometry license (see our guide that gives step-by-step instructions on how to get your optometry license in each state)
  2. Find a place to practice
  3. Get liability insurance—you must have your own professional liability insurance of at least $1 million per occurrence to become an EyeBenefits provider
  4. Obtain your NPI number
  5. Begin the Medicare enrollment process (see our 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots)
  6. Register with CAQH

See this in-depth guide for additional guidance on satisfying these core requirements. You’ll need to satisfy these requirements to become a provider with nearly every medical or vision plan.

For guidance on applying to additional plans, check out our in-depth Optometrist Credentialing Guide.

Step 2: Complete EyeBenefits' plan requirements

  1. Visit the EyeBenefits website
  2. Click the link to “Sign Up to Become a Provider

EyeBenefits Homepage

  • This will open a PDF of the “Provider Network Partnership Agreement”
  • Fill out Agreement form

EyeBenefits Agreement

  1. Fax or email the Agreement form to the contact listed at the end of the form

Now, wait to receive confirmation from EyeBenefits, and begin the credentialing process for the next insurance on your list.

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About Kevin Cornwell, OD

Dr. Kevin Cornwell graduated from The New England College of Optometry in 2015. He went on to complete a residency in ocular and systemic disease with Indian Health Services in Zuni, New Mexico. He now works with MACT Health Board, Inc in Northern California, a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare for Native Americans. He is enthusiastic about bringing eye care to populations in need, both domestically and abroad. He has been involved with several humanitarian outreach projects, in various parts of California, New Mexico, Nicaragua and Mexico. He is passionate about managing the ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and monitoring ocular pathology through retinal imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. He’s also an avid health crusader and enjoys educating and encouraging patients to better manage metabolic disease. Dr. Cornwell enjoys hiking in the Sierras and recording music as a guitarist for Cornwell Studios' youtube channel.