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Eye Exams for Active Duty Family Members

Active duty family members (including family members of activatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. Guard or Reserve members) can get one routine eye examAn exam of your vision and the health of your eyes. per year.

In the U.S.

TRICARE Prime/TRICARE Prime Remote

You can get routine eye exams from any TRICARE-authorized optometrist or ophthalmologist.

  • Network provider (in your region): No referral needed
  • Non-network provider: If you don't have a referral from your primary care manager, you'll be using the point-of-service option

TRICARE Standard and Extra

You can get routine eye exams from any TRICARE-authorized optometrist or ophthalmologist. You don't need a referral or authorization.

US Family Health Plan

You can find an eye doctor online. Just choose your plan from this list:

Overseas

TRICARE Prime Overseas

  • You should try to get your eye exam at a military hospital or clinic.
  • If you get an eye exam from an overseas provider, you must have a referral from your primary care manager.

TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas

You can get eye exams from an overseas optometrist or ophthalmologist.

  • Optometrist: You don't need a referral. But you must have authorization from International SOS
  • Ophthalmologist: You must have a referral from your primary care manager and authorization from International SOS

TRICARE Standard Overseas

You can get eye exams from any authorized overseas optometrist or ophthalmologist. You don't need a referral or authorization.

Last Updated 1/8/2016

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