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Vision Benefit Program

Members of the HMOs of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) have their vision benefits administered by EyeMed Vision Care*, a leading national provider of routine vision care programs.

All HMO members and their covered dependent are eligible to receive an eye examination every 12 months for the cost of your wellness services copayment. Also, coverage for one contact lens examination and fitting every 12 months when performed on the same day as your eye examination. Additionally, discounts on frames, lenses and contact lenses are included.

Vision coverage is also available to HMO employer groups when you choose to offer one of the optional Vision Care benefits plans. There are a variety of different benefit plan designs (exam, lens and frame frequencies, allowances, and copayments) to choose from.

To access their benefits and to receive discounts on eyewear, members visit one of the many in-network EyeMed Vision Care providers. For a list of EyeMed providers, visit  and use their Enhanced Provider Search tool to find a provider (be sure to indicate the Select network if requested), or call the EyeMed Customer Care Center at 1-844-684-2254.

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 and weekend hours.

Please note: Benefits may vary according to plan design. Members should check their benefit highlight sheets or Certificate Booklets for details.

* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois vision coverage is administered through a contract agreement with EyeMed Vision Care. The relationship between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and EyeMed Vision Care is solely that of independent contractors.