WAC 182-544-0300: Vision care—Covered eyeglasses (frames and/or lenses) and repair—Clients twenty years of age and younger

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Published: 2015

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Vision care—Covered eyeglasses (frames and/or lenses) and repair—Clients twenty years of age and younger.









This section applies to eligible clients who are twenty years of age and younger.
(1) The department covers eyeglasses, without prior authorization, once every twelve months for eligible clients when the following clinical criteria are met:
(a) The eligible client has a stable visual condition;
(b) The eligible client's treatment is stabilized;
(c) The prescription is less than eighteen months old; and
(d) One of the following minimum correction needs in at least one eye is documented in the client's file:
(i) Sphere power equal to, or greater than, plus or minus 0.50 diopter;
(ii) Astigmatism power equal to, or greater than, plus or minus 0.50 diopter; or
(iii) Add power equal to, or greater than, 1.0 diopter for bifocals and trifocals.
(2) The department covers eyeglasses (frames/lenses), for eligible clients with a diagnosis of accommodative esotropia or any strabismus correction, without prior authorization. In this case, the limitations of subsection (1) of this section do not apply.
(3) The department covers one pair of back-up eyeglasses for eligible clients who wear contact lenses as their primary visual correction aid (see WAC 388-544-0400(1)) limited to once every two years for eligible clients twenty years of age or younger.
[WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-544-0300, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 11-11-016, § 388-544-0300, filed 5/9/11, effective 6/9/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.520. WSR 08-14-052, § 388-544-0300, filed 6/24/08, effective 7/25/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.520 and 42 C.F.R. 440.120 and 440.225. WSR 05-13-038, § 388-544-0300, filed 6/6/05, effective 7/7/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510 and 74.09.520. WSR 01-01-010, § 388-544-0300, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]
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