January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. If you last had an eye examination over a year ago, you are overdue. Doctors can detect things like diabetes and high cholesterol from annual eye exams, not to mention eye diseases that have no known symptoms, like glaucoma. TRICARE covers routine eye exams for active duty servicemembers to maintain fitness for duty. TRICARE also covers vision screening and one routine eye examination every two years beginning at age three to age six under the Well-Child benefit although active duty family members (ADFMs) may have an annual eye exam beginning at age three. Your eye exam coverage depends on who you are, your age and your TRICARE plan. For more information, visit the Eye Exams page on the TRICARE website.
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