Eye Exams for Active Duty Family Members
Active duty family members (including family members of activated Guard or Reserve members) can get one routine eye examAn assessment of your vision and the health of your eyes performed by either an optometrist or ophthalmologist. You will get a prescription for glasses if you need them. A routine eye exam is more than the simple vision screening test conducted by your primary care doctor using a standard eye chart. per year.
In the U.S.
TRICARE Prime/TRICARE Prime Remote
You can get routine eye exams from any 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
TRICARE Standard and Extra
You can get routine eye exams from any TRICARE-authorized optometrist or ophthalmologist. You don't need a referral or authorization.
US Family Health Plan
You can find an eye doctor online. Just choose your plan from this list:
TRICARE Prime Overseas
- You should try to get your eye exam at a military hospital or clinic.
- If you get an eye exam from a host-nation provider, you must have a referral from your primary care manager.
TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
You can get eye exams from a host-nation optometrist or ophthalmologist.
- Optometrist: You don't need a referral. But you must have authorization from International SOS
- Ophthalmologist: You must have a referral from your primary care manager and authorization from International SOS
TRICARE Standard Overseas
You can get eye exams from any authorized host-nation optometrist or ophthalmologist. You don't need a referral or authorization.