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    I have Prime. Do I have to go to my DR to get my eyes checked? Or can I go anywhere? Where do you go that gets the best coverage? I know that the glasses are not paid for. I'm going to Costco for those. Help would be great!! Thank you!!!
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    As a military dependent, all you need to do is go to the base optical dr or an off base one that will accept tricare. I have used Lenscrafters the most. They cover your eye exam for glasses every year. Some bases/posts will cover contacts but not all do.

    As for glasses, those are out of pocket for military dependents.
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    Just call around and when you make an appt they will ask what insurance and tell them Tricare. Ask how much they charge, some do silly co-pay crap, but your exam should be FREE unless you add on any extra exams or a contact exam. Contact exams aren't covered by Tricare, though sometimes if you can get the base to do your exam (I don't mean the PX/NEX, I mean actual base medical,etc) they will give you a free contact exam but most of the time they won't see dependents.

    I have gone to JCPenney and Sears, and I think Costco does them too.
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    I use walmart- and pay 30 dollars for my contact lens exam- as long as I do it at the same time as the reg exam.

    I also get my glasses and contacts from there.

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