Vision

What You Need to Know

UC SHIP vision coverage helps you see clearly at a price you can afford. Whether you need a routine eye exam or new prescription eyewear, you’ll pay a lot less when you visit a provider in the Anthem Blue View Vision Insight network.

What You Pay

Anthem Blue View Vision Network

Routine Eye Exam

One per benefit year: $10 copay

Eyeglass Frames

One pair per benefit year: $120 frame allowance, 20% discount for remaining amount

Alternatively, instead of eyeglasses, you can select contact lenses and the allowance and coinsurance associated with them (see below).

Standard Eyeglass Lenses

Single lenses: $25 copay

Bifocal lenses: $25 copay

Trifocal lenses: $25 copay

Contact Lenses Fitting and Follow-Up

After a comprehensive eye exam, a standard or premium contact lens fitting, plus up to two follow-up visits: 100% after $55 lens allowance, plus a 10% discount

Note: In addition to the eye exam fee, there is typically a fee for fitting and evaluating the fit of the contact lenses. This will depend on the type of lenses (e.g., for astigmatism or no astigmatism, soft disposable or gas permeable, and the level of complexity). The fitting fee can range from $32 to $300.

Contact Lenses — Conventional

$120 lens allowance, plus a 15% discount on anything over $120

Contact Lenses — Disposable

$120 lens allowance (no additional discount)

Out-of-Network

Routine Eye Exam

One per benefit year: up to a $49 exam allowance

Eyeglass Frames

One pair per benefit year: up to a $50 frame allowance

Alternatively, instead of eyeglasses, you can select contact lenses and the allowance and coinsurance associated with them (see below).

Standard Eyeglass Lenses

Single lenses: $35 lens allowance

Bifocal lenses: $49 lens allowance

Trifocal lenses: $74 lens allowance

Contact Lenses Fitting and Follow-Up

Not covered

Contact Lenses — Conventional

$92 lens allowance

Contact Lenses — Disposable

$92 lens allowance

For more information and a complete list of vision plan benefits, review the Blue View Vision Plan Benefit Booklet [PDF]. You’ll also find Spanish and Mandarin versions of the booklet on the Plan Documents page.

Contacts

Anthem Blue View Vision Insight network

(866) 940-8306