The University pays for premiums to provide eligible employees with an annual eye exam through Vision Service Plan (VSP). VSP is a nationwide network of optometrists and ophthalmologists. You have the choice to use in-network or out-of-network doctors. There is a $10 co-pay for the annual eye exam if services are obtained by an in-network doctor. If you visit a non-participating doctor, the plan reimburses you according to a specific schedule.
There is also an elective benefit offered through VSP. There is a $10 co-pay for routine eye exams and a $20 co-pay for basic materials such as lenses and/or frames. The plan covers an eye exam and the option of lenses & frames or contact lenses once every 12 months. The level of benefit is higher if you use a VSP participating provider.