How to Become an Eyemed Provider

Apr 30, 2019
3 min read

Here are some basic guidelines on how to join Eyemed as a provider.

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Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements

In order to become an Eyemed 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
  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: Begin the new provider application process

Visit Eyemed InFocus to begin enrolling as a new provider.

Step 3: Fill out the form with the requested information

You'll be asked for basic information (e.g., name, Medicare ID, CAQH ID) together with location info.

You will also need to provide a W9 and certify that your location(s) offers the following instruments:

  • Appropriate disposal capabilities for medical waste
  • Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope/cond. Lens
  • Biomicroscope (slit lamp)
  • Color vision testing system
  • Direct ophthalmoscope
  • Keratometer/ophthalmometer/topographer
  • Lensometer
  • Phoropter or trial lenses and trial frame
  • Stereopsis testing
  • Radiuscope or contacheck - required if rigid contact lenses prescribed/managed (if rigid contact lenses are not prescribed or managed, submit written documentation with this application stating as such to be kept on file)
  • Retinoscope or autorefractor
  • Tonometer
  • Visual acuity charts/equipment

Step 4: Wait 10 business days for a response

Eyemed will then e-mail you with final instructions.

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About Antonio Chirumbolo, OD

Antonio Chirumbolo, OD is the Director of Client Services at CovalentCreative. He completed his optometry degree at the SUNY College of Optometry in 2013. Antonio is passionate about digital media, marketing, and advertising and in his free time still practices …