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Have you gotten an eye exam recently?
Your eyes not only are windows to your soul, but they are also windows to your health. During an eye exam, your eye doctor or specialist can check for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. They can also check for early signs of other conditions such as:
How often should I get an eye exam?
If you DON’T have eye trouble, wear glasses or contact lenses or have risk factors for eye diseases, here is the recommended eye exam schedule from the American Optometric Association:
If you have a family history of eye diseases or have trouble seeing things clearly, you may need to get an eye exam more often.
Where can I get an eye exam?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. See your benefit booklet or certificate of coverage for more vision benefit details, or call the customer care number on your member ID card.
Are there vision discounts on materials and services? BCBSIL is pleased to offer members a discount vision program through the Blue365® member discount program.As a member, you’ll be able to save on:
Visit Blue365 to start enjoying these exclusive deals. First time users will be asked to sign up. Be sure to have your BCBSIL member ID card handy to sign up.
No referral is necessary and there is a no limit to the number of time 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 September 15, 2015; Revised 2020
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