Vision Benefits

L.A. Care covers:

  • Routine eye exam once every 24 months; more frequent eye exams are covered if medically necessary for members, such as those with diabetes
  • Eyeglasses (frames and lenses) once every 24 months with a valid prescription
    • Replacement eyeglasses within 24 months if your prescription changes or your eyeglasses are lost, stolen, or broken and cannot be fixed, and it was not your fault. You must give us a note that tells us how your eyeglasses were lost, stolen, or broken.
  • Low vision devices for those with vision impairment that is not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery that interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities (such as age-related macular degeneration)
  • Medically necessary contact lenses. Contact lens testing and contact lenses may be covered if the use of eyeglasses is not possible due to eye disease or condition (such as missing an ear). Medical conditions that qualify for special contact lenses include, but are not limited to, aniridia, aphakia, and keratoconus

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