Eagle Eye Clinic
The Eagle Eye Clinic provides comprehensive vision examinations for patients aged 4 years and older with priority given to Active Duty service members. The optometrists prescribe glasses and conduct eye health evaluations. The Optometry clinic will order glasses and required optical devices for all active duty service members.
Contact lens services it is not a Tricare covered benefit, however Contact lens prescriptions can be updated and renewed yearly at the discretion of the provider. Due to limitations and military directives, new contact lens fits are directed to a civilian eye care provider, but can be followed annually in the Optometry Clinic after the initial fitting.
Eye exams usually take about an hour and a patient’s eyes will usually be dilated to provide a thorough eye health examination. This will result in blurred near vision and light sensitivity for the remainder of the day.
Patients may make an appointment for a routine vision examination without a referral. Same day Acute Care is offered for urgent patients based on a referral from a healthcare provider.
The eye portion of military physicals (with the exception of PHAs) is performed on a walk-in basis. Flight Physicals requiring refraction are by appointment only. PHA vision updates are done in the Active Duty Clinic (Bldg. 8130, 1st Floor).
Active Duty patients and Retired Military with a current glasses prescription (less than one year old) may walk-in to order glasses from our dispensary. Retirees may receive one pair of glasses per year.
Comprehensive Primary Eye Care
Comprehensive visual and ocular health assessments to include eye health, accommodative and binocular disorders, and prescriptions for glasses.
Evaluation and treatment for ocular trauma and eye diseases such as glaucoma, keratoconus, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and blepharitis.
Access to Care
Patients eligible for appointments in the Optometry Clinic
All Active Duty patients
Currently seeing AD Family Members 4 years and older
Access for TRICARE Prime Retirees and Retiree Family Members
TRICARE for Life-Prime Plus
Clinic Services Available
Exams for Military Physicals are performed on a walk-in basis
Evaluations for Refractive Surgery
Acute Care: Self-Referral or through a referral from your Primary Care
New Patients: Self-Referral
Established Patients: Schedule appointment at optometry clinic where routine care is received
Diabetic Eye Exams - no longer require a referral from your Primary Care
Spectacle ordering, pick-up, and adjustment
Driver’s License screening
To schedule an appointment, please login to TRICARE Online, Appointment Line, or Optometry Clinic.
To make an appointment, please contact the Kenner Army Health Clinic Appointment Line at 1-866-LEE-KAHC (533-5242) during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After duty hours beneficiaries should call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. The Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7.
For general optometry information or to schedule an appointment during duty hours, please call (804) 734-9253.
To cancel an appointment, please go to TRICARE Online and access the Appointment Center.
Don't Be A No-Show!
The Optometry Clinic wants your help in reducing the number of "No Shows". Patients who miss appointments or arrive late by 10 minutes or more to their scheduled appointments are considered "No Shows". "No Shows" limit the number of available appointments.
The Optometry Clinic request beneficiaries cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
What Should I Bring?
ID card (to include child ID cards-10yrs old and above)
Third Party Insurance Compliance Card (DD 2569)- When applicable
Current eye glasses
Contact lenses with current prescription or in the original packaging (see below regarding contact lens services).
General list of medications (to include Over-the-counter)
Limited Contact Lens Services
Limited therapeutic contact lens fitting for existing medical diagnosis of eye disease.
Contact lens exams are not a TRICARE covered benefit; however, all KAHC Optometrists are trained and licensed to complete contact lens exams. You can discuss contact lens exam options with your eye care provider during the routine eye exam.
Contact lens fitting are possible on a case by case basis, if you are currently wearing lenses, have a copy of the most recent prescription, and/or at least one set of lenses in the original packaging. Please bring this information with you to your exam.