Starting in January of 2011, thanks to the BTU, the members of the Retired Teachers Chapter of the Boston Teachers Union will enjoy the new benefit of an extended eye care program for those without a change in prescription. Any RTC member whose eye glass prescription has not changed in the past four (4) years will become eligible for a new pair of glasses at no cost. This is a new benefit, and we thank the BTU membership for adopting it.
The requirement of a prescription change in order to receive new glasses after two (2) years remains in place.
This new extension of the program benefits those members who have not had prescription changes and as a result have not been able to get glasses without having to pay for them. We hope that this change in the program requirements will come as a welcome addition to the benefit and care of our membership.