UC SHIP vision coverage is provided through Anthem Blue View Vision Insight. Be sure to make the most of your coverage. UC SHIP covers a greater portion of your fees when you get exams, glasses or lenses from a provider in the Anthem Blue View Vision Insight network.

U See LA Optometry,
Your On-Campus Provider

When you need vision care, we recommend choosing the U See LA Optometry clinic located in Ackerman Union B-Level. They offer comprehensive eye exams, as well as a selection of 700+ eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses.

U See LA Optometry

Appointment Scheduling: (310) 267-4772

How to Locate In-Network Blue View Vision Insight Providers

  1. Select Find Care at the top of the Provider Finder page.
  2. Select Guests, unless you have already registered with Anthem.
  3. Scroll down to What type of care are you searching for? and select Vision.
  4. Scroll down to What state do you want to search with? and select California.
  5. Scroll down to What type of plan do you want to search with? and select Vision.
  6. Scroll down to Select a plan/network, choose Blue View Vision Insight in the drop-down menu, and then click Continue.
  7. On the following page, insert your city (e.g., Los Angeles, CA)
  8. Scroll down to Search by Care Provider, choose Optometrist.

Anthem Blue View Vision Insight Benefits Summary 2023-24

Note: This is only a summary. Benefits shown are subject to benefit year limitations.  For more information about your coverage and benefit year limitations, reference the Plan Summary and/or Benefit Booklet.

Eyeglass Frames and Lenses

Blue View Vision Insight Provider Out-of-Network
Routine Eye Exam $10 copay Up to $49 allowance
Eyeglass Frames $120 allowance, then 20% off any remaining balance Up to $50, then 100% of costs exceeding $50
Eyeglass Lenses (Standard Plastic)
  • Single: $25 copay
  • Bifocal: $25 copay
  • Trifocal: $25 copay
  • Single: Up to $35 allowance
  • Bifocal: Up to $49 allowance
  • Trifocal: Up to $74 allowance

Note: Standard plastic lenses are without ultra-violet protection.  Most prescriptions types will require lens upgrades at an additional cost. 

Contact Lenses (instead of eyeglass lenses)

Blue View Vision Insight Provider Out-of-Network
Standard contact lens fitting $0 No Allowance
Premium contact lens fitting 10% off retail price No Allowance
Elective conventional (non-disposable) $120 allowance, then 15% off any remaining balance Up to $92 allowance
Elective disposable $120 allowance (no additional discount) Up to $92 allowance

Note: Frames benefit is still available if lens benefit is used on contacts. A 20% discount will be applied to prescription eyeglass lenses. 

UC SHIP Vision Benefits FAQs

What are my vision benefits under UC SHIP?

An annual eye examination plus annual benefits for glasses AND contact lenses (benefit year is the school year except for certain exceptions including schools of law and medicine) 

How much will the exam cost if I have UC SHIP?

UC SHIP members only pay $10 copay for the annual eye exam (with or without dilation).

How much is it if I need a contact lens prescription too?

The contact lens fitting and evaluation is an additional $55 to $89 on top of the $10 exam copay, depending on the contact lenses you and doctor will decide on. If you wear specialty contacts, there may be exceptions but your doctor can discuss this with you.

What discounts do I get with my UC SHIP plan?

Retinal imaging (extra fee applies). Discounted extra pairs of glasses (40% for complete pair after first pair purchase). Discounted eyeglasses lens treatments which include custom sun colors, blue light protection, anti-reflective coatings and transition lenses which get dark outside. Free glasses cleanings, adjustments and repairs. Manufacturer rebates for certain contact lens orders.

See Plan Summary for more details.