Vision Care

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

Get more for less

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 items:


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.

Special Offers

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.