Vision Benefits

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York offers vision benefits to make sure you are seeing and looking your best. Check out the details below.

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*These benefits are not an all-inclusive list of vision services. If you are enrolled in a standard or non-standard individual plan, the benefits in the Discount and Enhanced Discount programs are for adults only and vary by plan. Pediatric vision benefits are separate. Additional benefit details on these plans can be found below. The vision information below does not apply to Essential Plan members. 

Standard Plan Discount Program

Vision Enhanced Discount Program

Please call Customer Service (800) 544-BLUE (2583) for a complete list of services and costs. 

  Discount Vision
Member Cost
Basic Vision
Member Cost
Enhanced Vision
Member Cost 
Comprehensive
Vision Member Cost
Exam $5 off routine
$10 off contact lens exam
Copay applies Copay applies Copay applies
Frames 40% off retail price 40% off retail price 40% off retail price $100 allowance towards first purchases, additional purchases 40% off retail price
Single Vision Plastic Lenses $50 $50 First purchase covered in full, additional purchases 40% off total cost First purchase covered in full, additional purchases 40% off total cost
Disposable Contact Lenses 0%  discount 0% discount $40 allowance towards first purchase, additional purchases 0% discount $100 allowance in lieu of frames and lenses towards first purchase, additional purchases 0% discount
Laser Vision Correction 15% off retail price or 5% off promotional price 15% off retail price or 5% off promotional price 15% off retail price of 5% off promotional price 15% off retail price or 5% off promotional price
**Call the Customer Service phone number on the back of your card for a complete list of covered Vision benefits *out-of-network is not covered *out-of-network is not covered *out-of-network is not covered call customer service for additional out of network benefits*
 

Included on all Standard Plans for adult members:

Platinum Standard
Gold Standard
Silver Standard
Bronze Standard
Bronze Standard - HSA
Healthy New York (Small group only)

Excluded on all Standard Plans upon renewal in 2017 (adult members only)

Available to select large groups

Included on all Non-Standard plans upon renewal in 2017 (adult members only)

Excluded on all Standard Plans upon renewal in 2017 (adult members only)

Available to select large groups

Available to large groups only

Note: Large group plans include coverage for pediatric and adult members