The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center (RWBAHC) Optometry Clinic is a primary eye care clinic providing accessible, high quality care for Active Duty Service Members and their family members, ages 8 and above, along with Retirees, as space is available. Routine optometry appointments do not require a referral. Walk-in hours are available for red eye issues, picking up glasses, repairs or ordering of glasses, Medical Protection System (MEDPROS) updates and all physicals requiring eye screenings except for class 1 flight physicals which require an appointment.
Being visually prepared at all times is important for our service members to maintain mission readiness and it is made easy with MEDPROS updates and eye exams.
MEDPROS updates for our non-glasses wearers includes a test of basic visual acuity and no appointment is required.
If you wear glasses, we recommend you get a complete eye exam every one to two years to update your glasses prescription as well as check the health and wellbeing of the eyes. An appointment is required and MEDPROS can be updated at that time. Standard issue eyewear can be ordered as needed to maintain a readiness category of 1.
Routine preventative care
Getting your eyes examined every one to two years is important to treat and prevent any eye disease as well as keeping your prescription updated. From Glaucoma to Diabetic Retinopathy, early detection is key to preserving your sight.
Service Members can receive eye exams for all physicals (WOCS, Flight, Separation/Retirement, Airborne, Ranger, Commissioning, etc.) on a walk-in basis, in addition to their annual complete eye exam. Family members can receive annual eye exams by scheduling an appointment.
Military issue optical shop (Active duty only)
Service members are required to maintain two pairs of glasses as well as inserts for protective masks or military combat eye protection if a prescription is needed. Glasses and Military Optical Devices are available to order for all active duty service members as well as retired military, National Guard, and Reserves on orders. Eyewear can be ordered with a valid prescription from either a civilian or a military eye care provider.
Contact lens renewals only
Cosmetic contact lenses are not considered medically necessary and are not a TRICARE covered benefit. These services are provided at the doctor’s discretion. Contact lens renewals can be performed only if the patient is already a contact lens wearer. The patient must bring the previous contact lens prescription (boxes will not be accepted) as well as a current pair of contacts to the appointment. It is always recommended that patients wear glasses to all eye care exams.