Warby Parker offers a variety of affordable, stylish frames for those of us who need glasses to see properly. The company makes the frame-buying process easy by accepting many forms of vision insurance.

Warby Parker is an in-network retailer for people with CareFirst vision insurance. Warby Parker accepts all CareFirst vision plans and allows policyholders to purchase new frames under insurance annually. 

Does Warby Parker Accept CareFirst for Glasses?

Purchasing new glasses can be expensive. Luckily, if you have a CareFirst vision insurance plan, you can save on new frames from Warby Parker.

Warby Parker is part of the CareFirst network. This means you can purchase new glasses or get your annual vision exam done by Warby Parker’s doctors and have the costs covered by your insurance policy.

While some customers prefer to purchase glasses from out-of-network providers, choosing in-network retailers such as Warby Parker gives you the best value. 

How to Use Your CareFirst Benefits for Warby Parker Glasses

Before you choose a pair of prescription frames or sunglasses and check out, you’ll need to link your CareFirst account to your Warby Parker account. 

Follow the steps below to use your CareFirst benefits at Warby Parker:

  • Visit Warby Parker’s insurance page.
  • Scroll down and select “CareFirst” as your provider.
  • Enter the required details, including your name, date of birth, and CareFirst BCBS Member ID ready.
  • Press “Check Your Benefits.”

The next page will give you personalized instructions on how to use your insurance benefits to purchase new prescription glasses, sunglasses, or contacts at Warby Parker. 

Will CareFirst Cover Warby Parker Eye Exams?

CareFirst covers one in-network eye exam per year. Because Warby Parker is part of the CareFirst network, this includes eye exams performed by Warby Parker.

Warby Parker offers in-person comprehensive eye exams, as well as virtual vision tests. 

Warby Parker’s virtual vision tests are a convenient option for patients who: 

  • Reside in an eligible state
  • See well with their current glasses prescription
  • Have no eye health concerns (such as glaucoma)
  • Are between 18 and 65 years of age
  • Have a single-vision distance prescription

The virtual vision test takes roughly 10 minutes to complete. 

The first five minutes of the virtual vision test are spent determining if you qualify. If you do not, you will not be charged for it, nor will it count as your one free annual vision exam.

Where Else Can I Use CareFirst Benefits to Buy Glasses?

Warby Parker is by no means the only retailer you can use your CareFirst vision benefits at! 

CareFirst boasts a network with access to over 116,000 retailers and optometrists throughout the country. 

You can use your benefits at in-network private practices and large retailers like Walmart, Visionworks, and Pearle Vision. 

You can use CareFirst’s Find Providers tool to find an optometrist or retailer near you:

  • Look at your CareFirst member ID card to find your plan’s specific name.
  • Visit the “Find Providers” page and click “Search Now.”
  • Select “I am a CareFirst Member” to login, or create an account if you’re not registered. 
  • Enter your zip code to find providers near you.
  • Select your CareFirst plan.

Logging into your account first allows the page to deliver personalized results, such as doctors and retailers that are covered under your specific plan. 

Can I Visit Out-of-Network Providers with CareFirst Vision Insurance?

CareFirst vision insurance policyholders are not limited to in-network options like Warby Parker when buying glasses. 

While opting for an in-network provider is the most cost-effective option, CareFirst policyholders can also visit out-of-network providers. 

However, when you visit an out-of-network provider, you cannot get the out-of-pocket costs covered by your insurance.

While you will have to pay any associated costs upfront, you can request reimbursement from CareFirst for an out-of-network glasses purchase. 

To file a reimbursement claim online, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the CareFirst website and log into your account.
  • Click “My Account.”
  • Select the “Claims” tab.
  • Enter and upload the required information and documents, including the itemized receipt from your out-of-network purchase.
  • Submit the claim.

You also have the option to mail in your claim. However, online claims are typically processed much faster. 

You will receive a notification as soon as CareFirst receives your claim, eliminating the possibility and worry of your claim documents getting lost in the mail.