Active duty personnel have priority for appointments. Retirees and family members may be seen on a space available basis. Patients with acute eye conditions or injuries should see their primary care manager first. TRICARE covers routine eye exams as follows:
- Once a year for active duty family members
- Every two years for TRICARE Prime Retirees and their dependents
- Once a years for TRICARE Prime diabetic patients
- If you already wear contact lenses, we may be able to update your prescription on a case by case basis. You must be able to wear or bring your contact lenses along with your prescription to your appointment.
- If you do not already wear contacts, we do not do an initial contact lens fitting.
- Members on active flying status and enrolled in the Aircrew Contact Lens Program will receive an initial contact lens fit and subsequent follow-up care).
- Fittings may be scheduled for medically indicated conditions requiring contacts.
Active duty personnel are eligible for glasses and gas mask inserts ordered through our military ophthalmic laboratories. Retired personnel are eligible for glasses only. Retirees may order military spectacles with a current prescription from a civilian provider. Dependents in any category are not eligible for military procured eyewear. Walk-ins are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. for the following:
- Gas mask insert/glasses order (recent prescription within past two years)
- Glasses repair and adjustment
- Lost contact lens prescription (recent prescription within past year)
Refractive surgery is an elective procedure available for active duty personnel only. Interested active duty patients must be 21 years of age or older, with a routine exam in the past six months. If you have not been identified by our optometrists as a candidate for refractive surgery, please schedule a routine eye exam.