​Find a Vision Care Provider List 

This page is for Fee-for-Service (straight) Medi-Cal beneficiaries only. To locate Medi-Cal Managed Care vision providers, please contact your plan directly (LA Care, PHP-HealthNet, PHP-Blue Cross, Molina, etc.).

Fee-for-Service Beneficiary Vision Benefits

  • Routine eye exam once every 24 months
  • Eyeglasses for eligible individuals under the age of 21


Select the appropriate county or city to view a list of vision care providers who may accept new Medi-Cal patients.  This is not a guarantee that they will be available to accept additional patients at the time you contact them.

Types of Vision Care Providers​

Ocularists: are eye care professionals who specialize in the fabrication and fitting of ocular prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to trauma or illness.

Opticians: are optical professionals who fill prescriptions, issued by ophthalmologists and optometrists, for corrective eyewear.  These prescriptions may include eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and ocular prostheses.

Optometrists: are health care professionals who are state licensed to provide primary eye services.  These services include comprehensive eye health and vision examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of certain eye diseases and disorders of the eye as well as the diagnosis of certain related systemic conditions.  Treatments may include the prescribing of eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation and medications, and the performing of certain minor surgical procedures.

Ophthalmologists: are physicians (doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.)) who specialize in the comprehensive care of the eyes and visual system in the prevention of eye disease and injury. The ophthalmologist is the medically trained specialist who can deliver total eye care: primary, secondary and tertiary care services (i.e., vision services, contact lenses, eye examinations, medical eye care and surgical eye care), and diagnose general diseases of the body.


Medi-Cal Vision Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

Vision Care Provider Directory

Area codes and Zip codes for providers on the list may not be current. Certain counties may not have participating Medi-Cal vision care providers. Please note: Individual providers are periodically updated in the directory  as needed.

Providers: This listing is a guideand may not reflect current provider profile or status with Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment (PED).  Providers are responsible to notify PED separately of changes.  Contact PED for assistance at PEDCorr@dhcs.ca.gov.  If providers wish to be included or updated on this list, please send requests to vision@dhcs.ca.gov

AlamedaAlpine ​AmadorButte CalaverasColusa
Contra Costa ​Del NorteEl Dorado Fresno ​GlennHumboldt
​Imperial ​Inyo ​Kern ​Kings ​Lake ​Lassen

​Los Angeles

City Name Starts with

A-C   D-K   L   M-R   S-Z

Madera​ ​Marin ​MariposaMendocino Merced


City Name Starts with
A-L    M-Z

Placer ​PlumasRiverside ​Sacramento ​San Benito San Bernardino
San Diego ​San Francisco ​San Joaquin ​San Luis ObispoSan MateoSanta Barbara
​Santa ClaraSanta CruzShastaSierra ​SiskiyouSolano
SonomaStanislaus ​SutterTehamaTrinity ​Tulare
TuolumneVentura ​YoloYuba


For questions or concerns regarding this webpage, please contact us at vision@dhcs.ca.gov.​​

Last modified date: 10/23/2019 11:36 AM