As part of your BCBSMA medical benefits, Broad Institute provides a vision materials program through EyeMed. When you need to purchase frames or contact lenses you can visit any retailer or independent provider, but you will maximize your savings when you go to any one of EyeMed's 54,066 participating in-network, independent and retail providers in the United States.
Additionally, EyeMed offers you access to 5 of the nation's largest leading optical retail brands, including Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, Sears Optical, and JCPenney Optical.
For your annual vision exam, whether the exam is for contact lenses or eyeglasses, you will go to your regular BCBS optometrist or ophthalmologist and use your BCBS medical card.
For detailed plan information and to locate an EyeMed retail provider, contact EyeMed at
Additionally, if you enroll in the Broad medical plan, you will receive EyeMed ID cards that will name the closest participating providers to your home.
Vision Benefits and the Amount you Pay
(covered by BCBSMA)
(covered by EyeMed)
|Frames (every calendar year)||Covered up to $140
(then 20% discount thereafter)
|Covered up to $82
|Lenses (every calendar year)
|No cost, except for premium progressive and special lens options
|Contact Lenses||Covered up to $140||Covered up to $112|