The Blue View Vision plan, provided by UC Santa Barbara, covers
vision screening and correction services. Injury or illness of the eye
will continue to be covered by the medical portion of UC SHIP,
administered by Anthem Blue Cross.
No separate enrollment is necessary, and there is no additional
charge for this benefit, if you have UC SHIP, you have the vision plan.
This plan entitles the graduate student to a full comprehensive eye
exam once, every benefit period. You may choose eyeglass frames or contact lenses in lieu of frame and lenses, once every benefit period.
Comprehensive Eye Examination includes tests routinely
performed in a comprehensive annual eye and vision examination. The
tests include: visual acuity measurements, binocular vision assessment
(eye movement and alignment), refraction to determine the spectacle
prescription, ocular health assessment including screening visual field
test, dilation, tests for glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment,
diabetic retinopathy, tumors, infections etc., explanation of the
findings and recommended treatment plans; This eye examination does not
cover tests other than "routine" in nature
Contact lens examination fees are not included in this visit (see below
under Contact Lens service and Material Allowance)
Contact Lens fitting and follow up visits are available to you once every benefit period, after a comprehensive eye exam has been completed.
Eyeglass lens upgrades are available to you when purchasing eyeglasses at a discounted rate. Eyeglass lens co-payment applies.
Vision services are provided for you at the Eye Care Center in Student Health Service Monday - Friday. To make an appointment, Call (805) 893-3170.
You will be expected to pay the co-payment and other fees at the time
of service. There are no claims to file. If lenses and frames are
chosen which exceed the $120.00 allowance, the cost is the
responsibility of the student. Contact lens fitting fee’s are in
addition to the $25.00 exam co-pay.
Eye Exam: $10.00 co-pay, once every benefit year.
Frame allowance: up to $120.00
Eyeglass Lens (Standard)
- Plastic Single Vision $25.00 co-pay
- Plastic Bi-focal $25.00 co-pay
- Plastic Tri-focal $25.00 co-pay
Contact Lenses: you may choose to receive contact
Lenses instead of eyeglass lenses and receive an
Allowance toward the cost of contact lenses.
- Conventional Lenses $120.00
- Disposable lenses $120.00
Standard contact lens fitting up to $55.00
Eyeglass Lens Upgrades:
UV coating $15.00
- Tints $15.00
- Standard Polycarbonate $40.00
- Transitions Lenses $75.00
- Standard Anti-Reflective Coating $45.00
- Premium AR coating $57.00 and up
- Progressive Lenses $65.00
- Premium Progressive $91.00 and up
*Other add-ons and services 20% off retail