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Your eyes aren’t just windows into your soul, they are windows into what’s going on with your body. During an eye exam, your eye doctor or specialist will check for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. They may also look for early signs of other health conditions, such as:
If you DON’T have eye trouble, wear glasses or contact lenses, or have risk factors for eye diseases, the American Optometric Association recommends the following schedule for eye exams:
If you have a family history of eye diseases or trouble seeing things clearly, you may need to get an eye exam more often.
You should go to your eye doctor or specialist for an eye exam. As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) member, you may have access to vision care benefits. Check your benefit booklet for vision benefit details. You can also call the customer service number on your member ID card.
BCBSIL is pleased to offer members savings on vision-related offerings through the Blue365® member discount program.
As a member, you can save on:
Visit Blue365 to start enjoying exclusive deals. First-time users will be asked to sign up. Be sure to have your BCBSIL member ID card handy when you do sign up.
No referral is necessary and there is a no limit on the number of times you can receive discounts on purchases. Many locations have convenient evening and weekend hours. Simply present your BCBSIL member ID card to use the discount.
Originally published 9/15/2015; Revised 2020, 2022
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