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:
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.