BCBS FEP Vision benefit info

Learn about our available coverage options and additional benefits.

Shop for eyewear online

Order eyewear online while using your member benefit through 1-800 Contacts, Glasses.com, Visionworks, and Befitting.

Order eyewear online

Order eyewear online while using your member benefit through these new in-network online retailers.

Simply click on a website below and toggle on the vision insurance option, typically located towards the top of the page. It may also be located on the product page for the frame or contact lenses you’re interested in.

2021 coverage

Have questions? Please take a look at our list of frequently asked questions.

Benefits
High Option
Standard Option
Eye exam
(once per year)
No copay, covered every calendar year
Spectacle lenses
(one pair per year)
No copay, covered every calendar year
$10 copay
Lens treatmentsWe cover Crizal anti-reflective coatings, Eyezen, Transitions, and Varilux Progressives at low or no out-of-pocket cost. See additional covered lens options in the complete benefits brochure.
BCBS FEP Vision Exclusive Collection1Covered-in-full and includes any frame from the BCBS FEP Vision Exclusive Collection.1
Frames
  • No copay, covered every calendar year.

  • Frame allowance: $200 toward any provider supplied frame, plus 20% off charges over $200.2

  • No copay, covered every calendar year.

  • Frame allowance: $140 toward any provider-supplied frame, plus 20% off charges over $140.2
Contact lenses
(in lieu of eyeglasses)
Up to $150 per calendar year toward contact lenses plus 15% off charges over $150.2 Evaluation, fitting and follow-up fees fully covered for non-specialty lenses and covered up to $60 for specialty contact lenses.Up to $130 per calendar year toward contact lenses, evaluation, fitting and follow-up fees, plus 15% off charges over $130.2

1. Collection is available at participating independent provider offices. Collection is subject to change. 2. Additional discounts are not applicable at Costco, LensCrafters, Sam’s Club or Walmart locations.

2021 rates

 High optionStandard option
Bi-weeklyMonthlyBi-weeklyMonthly
Self only$5.49$11.90$3.50$7.58
Self + one$10.97$23.77$6.99$15.15
Self and family$16.46$35.66$10.49$22.73

Please note: The below documents are posted in PDF format. To view and print these documents, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download which is available by clicking here.

2020 coverage

Benefits
High Option
Standard Option
Eye exam
(once per year)
No copay, covered every calendar year
Spectacle lenses
(one pair per year)
No copay, covered every calendar year
Lens treatmentsWe cover Crizal anti-reflective coatings, Eyezen, Transitions, and Varilux Progressives at low or no out-of-pocket cost. See additional covered lens options in the complete benefits brochure.
BCBS FEP Vision Exclusive Collection1Covered-in-full and includes any frame from the BCBS FEP Vision Exclusive Collection.1
Frames
  • No copay, covered every calendar year.

  • Frame allowance: $150 toward any provider supplied frame, plus 20% off charges over $150.2

  • Additional $50 frame allowance when you purchase frames from Visionworks.
  • No copay, covered every 2 calendar years.

  • Frame allowance: $130 toward any provider-supplied frame, plus 20% off charges over $130.2
Contact lenses
(in lieu of eyeglasses)
Up to $150 per calendar year toward contact lenses plus 15% off charges over $150.2 Evaluation, fitting and follow-up fees fully covered for non-specialty lenses and covered up to $60 for specialty contact lenses.Up to $130 per calendar year toward contact lenses, evaluation, fitting and follow-up fees, plus 15% off charges over $130.2

1. Collection is available at participating independent provider offices. Collection is subject to change. 2. Additional discounts are not applicable at Costco, LensCrafters, Sam’s Club or Walmart locations.

Please note: The below documents are posted in PDF format. To view and print these documents, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download which is available by clicking here.

Exclusive Collection frames are for BCBS FEP Vision members.

All of the frames shown in this tool are fully covered.

Additional benefits

Your vision care coverage goes beyond eye exams and eyewear. Learn more using the resources below.

Members have access to the Qualsight network of LASIK eye care professionals. LASIK surgery has been FDA approved since 1995 and is performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In most cases, LASIK is performed on both eyes and completed within minutes.

If you are a candidate for laser vision correction, you will experience significant savings including 40% to 50% off the national average price of traditional LASIK.

To learn more and / or to schedule a free LASIK consultation, please call Qualsight at 1 (855) 502-2020 or visit their website below.

Hearing the world clearly is important, so we work with Your Hearing Network to provide the best quality hearing care to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Benefits include:

  • Highly skilled network of credentialed hearing care professionals
  • Significant savings including up to 40% off premium hearing aids
  • Hearing exam is free
  • 60-day money back guarantee
  • One year of follow-up care
  • Four year service warranty, including 1 year of loss and damage
  • Four year supply of batteries included with each hearing aid purchase

Learn more by calling 1 (888) 809-0044 or clicking the link below.

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The Exclusive Collection: Frames for $0 out-of-pocket

The Exclusive Collection of frames is available at nearly 9,000 independent private office locations across the country. Members can choose from over 200 frames, often paying nothing out-of-pocket at all. Hand-selected, these fashionable frames retail at values up to $195! Plus, you enjoy a free one-year breakage warranty on any Exclusive Collection or in-network retail frames manufactured in one of our labs.

To check availability of the Exclusive Collection, use our provider locator and look for the glasses icons within the search results.

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BENEFEDS is the government-authorized and OPM-sponsored enrollment portal that eligible participants use to enroll in and manage their FEDVIP coverage. BENEFEDS also manages the billing systems and customer service functions necessary for the collection of FEDVIP premiums.