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Optometry Clinic

Location: First Floor

Telephone: (361) 961-6000

Hours: Monday - Friday: 0730-1630.  Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.

Appointments: NOTICE: All active duty, dependents & retirees are welcome.
Uniform of the day will be required to be seen in the clinic.
If you are on leave, you must have a copy of your leave papers.


Appointments for active duty and Tricare Prime can be booked in person or by calling (361) 961-6000.
No appointments are available on Thursday afternoon due to staff training.


Report 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment for screening tests. 
Patients reporting later than 5 minutes after their scheduled appointment will be rescheduled.


Please bring your medical record, ID card, glasses & contact lenses when reporting for appointments.


Tricare Prime patients are eligible for one eye exam every 2 years. If an appointment is not available within 28 days,  a list of local doctors who take Tricare Prime is available at the Optometry Clinic front desk.

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Optometry Clinic Mission Statement

 

Vision Ready is Mission Ready
Our mission is to:
  1. Enhance the readiness of active duty forces by providing the highest possible quality of eye care.
  2. Provide the same quality of eye care to the families of active duty personnel, retirees, and all others entrusted to our care.
  3. Ensure the professional development of the Optometry Clinic staff.
Provide the highest quality of vision care:
  1. Maintain optimal visual health for operational readiness.
  2. Strive to maintain and improve the quality of visual care.
  3. Optimize customer service and satisfaction.
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Glasses:

All Active duty are eligible for:
  1. One frame of choice (metal frame) per year, clear lenses only.  
  2. One standard issue frame (plastic), tinted if occupationally required.
  3. One standard issue frame, clear.
If deployed, all of the above frames plus:
  1. One MC gas mask insert, clear or one ICE gas mask insert clear.
  2. One ballistic goggle insert, clear.
If Army or working with U.S. Army:
  1. One Uvex insert, clear.

Aviators:

  1. Two aviator frames, clear. (may substitute one pair frame of choice, clear)
  2. Two aviator frames, tinted.
Retirees:
  1. One standard issue frame with clear lenses or one pair of Half-Eyes.
  2. Dependents are not eligible for glasses, a copy of the prescription will be provided.

REFRACTIVE SURGERY INFORMATION :

  1. Laser eye surgery i.e. PRK, LASIK is currently being offered only for active duty, at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX: Portsmouth, VA;
    Bethesda, MD; San Diego, CA; Camp LeJeune, NC; Jacksonville, FL; and Bremerton, WA.
  2. In order to be considered for surgery, a full eye exam with the/an Optometry Clinic is required.  No contact lens wear for 30 days prior.
  3. You must also be over 21, have a stable prescription, and have a prescription within the defined limits.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

BUMED Policy Guidance on LASIK    

CONTACT LENSES:

 

Contact lens fittings are not a Tricare benefit. However, as a courtesy, we provide contact lens updates for active duty and other beneficiaries, i.e. we renew contact lens prescriptions.