Effectively 1 July 2010 vision care benefits will be provided by Empire
Blue Cross' Blue View Vision plan.
Blue View Vision has one of the country's largest vision networks with
more than 44,000 providers and proviser locations.
You'll find an independent optometrists and ophtalmologists,
and popular retail locations such as Lens Crafters, Target Optical, Sears
Optical, JC Penney Optical, Pearle Vision and New York
based Empire Vision Centers and Davis Vision
stores. These extended-hour retail locations make it easier for you to get
vision care when it's convenient for you - with some locations filling orders
in as little as an hour.
Get familiar with Blue View Vision plan at-a-glance and visit http://www.empireblue.com
to find a network provider near you (click Find a Doctor, then National
Vision Provider Directory)
Blue View Vision Customer Service can be reached at 1-866-723-0515,
Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time. Sunday 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. The interactive voice response unit is available 21 hours every day.
How to establish eligibility for Vision
Care under Empire Blue View
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Your Blue View Vision retail frame allowance lets you choose from one of
the widest varieties of eyeglass frames. You can even save on non-covered
20% off the balance on a frame that costs more
than the covered allowance.
15% to 40% on non-covered materials, such as:
spare glasses, conventional contact lenses, lens treatments, specialized
lenses and various sundries.
Additional discounts are unlimited, so you can
continue to save even after your vision care benefits are exhausted.
Full Service plans include polycarbonate lenses
for children under age 19.
As an Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield member, you can have access to Special
Offers, discounts on products and services that help to promote better health
and well-being. You can receive discounts of 15 - 20 % and free shipping on
contact lens orders. But, glasses or contacts may not be the answer for
everyone. That's why Blue View Vision offers further discounts on refractive
surgery. Pay a discounted amount per eye for vision correction. For more
information go to Empire 360 health.
You will need to register (if visiting for the first time) and/or login. Once
you have logged in click 360 Health > Special Offers > Vision, Hearing
and Dental > Vision and select vision care. It's just one of the
advantages of the Empire Blue Cross membership.