Vision Care

Your vision benefits, including eye exams, depend on:

  • Who you are
  • Your TRICARE plan
  • Your age

You may need a referral and/or prior authorization for vision care. Learn more in the following pages:

FEDVIP Vision Coverage

You may be eligible to enroll in a vision plan through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). You must also be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

Am I eligible? You may be eligible if you are a:

  • Family member of an active duty service member
  • National Guard member or their family
  • Reservist or their family
  • Retiree or their family
  • TRICARE For Life member

FEDVIP vision plans vary in coverage and cost. They may include routine eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Learn more about plans, eligibility, and costs at

Did you know?

Some military hospitals and clinics may offer vision procedures that aren't covered by TRICARE. Contact a military hospital or clinic near you to see what programs are offered.

Last Updated 10/7/2019