Vision Benefit Program
Members of the HMOs of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois have their vision benefits administered by Davis VisionSM, a leading national provider of routine vision care programs. Members and covered dependents are eligible to receive an eye examination and a contact lens evaluation, fitting and follow-up once every 12 months, for the cost of your preventive health services copayment. Benefits include:
- coverage for one eye examination every 12 months for the cost of your preventive health services copayment coverage for one contact lens evaluation and fitting after your examination
- copayment when selecting contact lenses, when performed on the same day as your eye examination
- an allowance, plus discounts off retail cost, toward the purchase of eyeglasses (frames and standard spectacle lenses) and/or contact lenses, once every 12 or 24 months, depending on your plan benefits
To access their benefits and to receive discounts on eyewear, members visit one of the many contracting vision care providers in the network. They simply present their Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois member ID card. No referral is necessary and there is no limit to the number of times they can receive discounts on purchases. Many locations have convenient evening and weekend hours.
Please note: Benefits may vary according to plan design Members should check their benefit highlight sheets or Certificate Booklets for details.