Ophthalmology care (eye surgery and disease monitoring / treatment) is available by referral to eligible active duty, retired military and family members 18 years and older. Those patients under the age of 18 are referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist for specialty care. Routine yearly eye exams (unless for diabetic eye exams), eye glasses or contact lens prescriptions, and laser vision correction are not performed by the Ophthalmology Clinic. Eye glasses can be ordered through the optometry clinic by active duty and retired military members or by utilizing TRICARE benefits. Patients are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment for technician screening prior to seeing the physician. Referrals are required for all TRICARE beneficiaries. The patient will be contacted by the referral management center to schedule an appointment, once the referral is received.