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My Vision Coverage

Eye exams, frames, and contacts, oh my! Vision care can be expensive. But it’s important to keep your eyes sharp. (You’ll need them for all that studying!) UC SHIP vision coverage, provided through Anthem Blue View Vision Insight, can help you see clearly, and at a price you can afford.

Two steps to getting vision care

  1. When you need vision care, visit the student health center (SHC) Optometry Clinic or find a network Anthem Blue View Vision Insight provider. (Note: Optometry Clinics are available at the Davis, Santa Cruz, San Diego, and Los Angeles campuses.) It takes just a minute to put more money into your pocket — money you can use for lots of other pressing needs.
  2. Bring your ID card. You will need to show your Anthem Blue View Vision ID card if you receive vision care outside of the Optometry Clinic at the SHC. Download the StudentHealth app to keep your ID card on hand wherever you bring your phone. Go to the App Store or to Google play to download the StudentHealth app.

Tip! Before you say “yes” to your next purchase, check to see that it’s included in the Vision Benefits table on the Anthem Blue View Vision site, or call Anthem Blue View Vision at (866) 940-8306.

Your UC SHIP Vision Benefits
Be sure to make the most of your coverage. UC SHIP covers a greater portion of your fees when you get exams, glasses or lenses from a provider in the Anthem Blue View Vision Insight network. You will find the details of the plan in the Blue View Vision Plan booklet (English) (Spanish)


Anthem Blue View Vision Insight Network
Out-of-Network
Routine eye exam (per benefit year)
$10 copayment Up to the $49 allowance

Eyeglass frames (per benefit year)

Select an eyeglass frame and receive the following allowance toward the purchase price

Up to $120, then member pays 80% of costs exceeding $120 Up to $50, then member pays 100% of costs exceeding $50
Eyeglass lenses (standard)
Single lenses

$25 copayment

Bifocal lenses

$25 copayment

Trifocal lenses

$25 copayment

Single lenses

Up to $35

Bifocal lenses

Up to $49

Trifocal lenses

Up to $74

Contact lenses (per benefit year)

Select an allowance toward the cost of a supply of contact lenses (instead of eyeglass lenses)

Contact lens fit and follow-up

A contact lens fitting and up to two follow-up visits are available to you once a comprehensive eye exam has been completed.

Standard contact lens fitting

Up to $55

Premium contact lens fitting

10% off retail price

Conventional lenses

Up to $120; member pays anything above $120 less a 15% discount

Disposable lenses

Up to $120

Conventional lenses

Up to $92

Disposable lenses

Up to $92

Costs not covered by Anthem Blue View Vision Insight
For a list of Vision plan benefits and further details, check the Vision Plan Booklet on the Plan Docs page.