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    I didn't see any recent posts, so here goes. Is vision covered as part of medical or is it in addition to medical (and you have to pay for the vision insurance each month as you do with dental)? I will keep searching to find the answer, just haven't had any luck yet. I have a vision appointment next week and I am trying to get things sorted. Tysm in advance !
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    Vision as far as normal exam is covered. Contact lenses exam is not covered. Medical eye stuff is covered, like an eye infection or irritation.

    Glasses and contacts are not covered.

    At least that has been what I found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanduh View Post
    Vision as far as normal exam is covered. Contact lenses exam is not covered. Medical eye stuff is covered, like an eye infection or irritation.

    Glasses and contacts are not covered.

    At least that has been what I found.
    Yep, what she said. Lenses are covered but not frames. Children get an allowance of like $60 for frames.
    Contacts in any capacity are not covered.

    And its once a year... and that's 365 days, not calendar year. So if you get an exam today, you have to wait until Nov 21 next year to get seen again.

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    Yep, what she said. Lenses are covered but not frames. Children get an allowance of like $60 for frames.
    Contacts in any capacity are not covered.

    And its once a year... and that's 365 days, not calendar year. So if you get an exam today, you have to wait until Nov 21 next year to get seen again.
    When did this start? It was my understanding that the member was responsible for all eyeglass costs.

    ETA: I think there are only very specific DX that allow for cost share... See page two of the linked PDF.

    http://www.tricare.mil/~/media/Files.../Vision_FS.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal View Post
    When did this start? It was my understanding that the member was responsible for all eyeglass costs.

    ETA: I think there are only very specific DX that allow for cost share... See page two of the linked PDF.

    http://www.tricare.mil/~/media/Files.../Vision_FS.pdf
    Lenses have always been covered. We only ever had to pay for frames for myself and our kids. The frame allowance was only for the kids and it wasn't much.. $60 may be gracious.. most of the time the discount the eye place offered was better than any allowance I got from Tricare. But lenses are most definitely covered, but standard lenses.. not the transistion lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    Lenses have always been covered. We only ever had to pay for frames for myself and our kids. The frame allowance was only for the kids and it wasn't much.. $60 may be gracious.. most of the time the discount the eye place offered was better than any allowance I got from Tricare. But lenses are most definitely covered, but standard lenses.. not the transistion lenses.
    IMO, you've been getting a great deal from someone. According to Tricare, this is what is covered:

    Is It Covered? - Glasses and Contacts


    ETA: only certain conditions allow it to be paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal View Post
    IMO, you've been getting a great deal from someone. According to Tricare, this is what is covered:

    Is It Covered? - Glasses and Contacts


    ETA: only certain conditions allow it to be paid.
    IDK.. i was always told (even by Tricare) that lenses and frames are two different things. So when they refer to Glasses and Contacts they mean the frames and contact.. not the lenses.

    Even the bill said amount paid by Tricare (for lenses)...

    I guess it would be best to contact Tricare, since their verbiage on the website is confusing.

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    That is interesting how it says amount paid by tricare! I always assumed it wasn't paid at all. Some place gave me a discount but never mentioned if tricare was compensating them or not.
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    I've never had my lenses or frames covered. We just dropped almost 400 on my new pair less than 2 weeks ago!
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