Vision coverage

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 12,000 providers in California.

In addition to providing your clients access to the largest vision care provider network 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 providers, though they will have the greatest savings staying in network.

Pediatric dental and vision 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. 

Vision plans to meet your clients' needs:

2024 Benefit Summaries provide details about our plans' coverage:
Ultimate Vision 15/25/120 (PDF, 418 KB)
Ultimate Vision 15/25/150 (PDF, 418 KB)
Specialty DuoSM (PDF, 646 KB)

Our Dental, Vision and Life Plans at a Glance (PDF, 962 KB) 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. 

The 90-day waiting period for services is no longer required for all vision plans as of January 1, 2024. 

Our vision plans will get a rate pass in 2024. 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.

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