Blue Shield's vision plans are a smart choice to complement your clients' medical coverage.
Regular eye exams can lead to earlier treatment and better health outcomes.
Blue Shield’s vision plans* offer your clients access to more than 11,000 providers in California, and 134,000 ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians nationwide1.
In addition to providing your clients access to one of the largest vision care provider networks in California, our vision plans offer access to major retail chains, including Costco (warehouse, membership required), Walmart (wholesale), LensCrafters, and independent eye care providers.
In fact, clients may purchase their contact lenses online with no claim forms or paperwork at comparable – and in many cases – lower costs than major online lens retailers.
Your clients may also choose between network or non-network vision providers1, though they will have the greatest savings staying in network.
Check out why pediatric dental and vision are so important with this infographic. These essential health benefits include the preventive care and routine services that play a valuable role in supporting the overall health of a members' covered dependents from birth to age 19.
Our Specialty Plans at a Glance provides a side-by-side comparison of the three vision plan options available to Individual and Family Plan members.
All of our vision plans are available for purchase with or without a medical plan and are priced for value and affordability.
Vision plans are only available for purchase directly through Blue Shield - they are not available through Covered California.
Our vision plans will experience an average rate increase of 7.8% in 2022, which is less than $1 per month in additional cost. Your clients can still get a Blue Shield vision plan for as low as $6.90 per month.
* Underwritten by Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company (Blue Shield Life).
1 Access points represents the number of network dentists at each office location where patients are treated. A network dentist who treats patients at two separate office locations constitutes as two access points. Vision providers in California are available through a contracted vision plan administrator.