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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 An optometrist is an eye care provider. They focus on regular vision services such as eye exams and screenings. They may prescribe drugs, rehabilitation, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. or Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is an eye specialist. They provide regular vision services like an optometrist. But they also provide medical and surgical services for your eyes. .

  • Network provider: 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 3/2/2015