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12.8. Contact Lenses

Contact lenses may be provided to eligible beneficiaries with monocular aphakia, binocular aphakia, severe astigmatism, pathologic myopia, keratoconus, aniseikonia, or other ocular and vision conditions, when prescribed by a VA or fee-basis ophthalmologist or optometrist and only when contact lenses are superior to eyeglasses in improving or protecting the beneficiary's visual or medical function.


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