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Eye Exams for Retirees, Their Families and All Others

Your eye exam coverage depends on which plan you're using if you are:

  • A retired service member
  • A family member of a retiree
  • Covered by retiree benefits, including a Medal of Honor recipients and survivors
Your TRICARE Plan Eye Exam Coverage
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Young Adult - Prime
Routine eye exams every two years
  • US Family Health Plan   
Routine eye exams once a year
  • TRICARE Standard and Extra
  • TRICARE Standard Overseas
  • TRICARE Young Adult - Standard
  • TRICARE for Life
Not covered
  • Children up to age six in any plan can get well-child eye exams
  • TRICARE covers ophthalmic services, which include an eye exam and other specialized services

TRICARE Prime Enrollees

You can get eye exams from a 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

US Family Health Plan Enrollees

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

Check with your plan to see if it offers enhanced vision benefits or discounts for lenses.

Last Updated 7/1/2015