VSP is a not-for-profit company that offers instant enrollment with no waiting period since it is a 12-month commitment. No ID card is required to receive care. A VSP Provider can look you up in their system 24 hours after you enroll. VSP
offers a robust Network with over 5,000 network doctors in California. They also Include retailers such as Costco, Walmart, and Sam’s Club. However, they do not work with Lenscrafters. VSP uses Eyeconic Optics as
its online retailer.
Click Apply Now to view the two VSP plan options (VSP-120 & VSP-175) available and apply online. The VSP-175 plan is the better value if you are looking to get a new pair of glasses.
EyeMed is America’s fastest-growing vision benefits company. EyeMed members save an average of 71% off the retail price of eye exams and glasses at participating in-network eye doctors. Over 44,000 independent and retail in-network
provider access points. Thousands of national retail providers like LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, and Target Optical.
Click Apply Now to view the three EyeMed plan options available and apply online. There is no waiting period to start using the benefits since it is a 12-month commitment, and the coverage will begin on the 1st of the following month.
Blue Shield’s vision plans offer access to more than 11,000 providers in California, and 134,000 ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians nationwide. They also provide access to major retail chains, including Costco, Walmart,
LensCrafters, and independent eye care providers. Receive valuable LASIK discounts through QualSight LASIK and NVISION Laser Eye Centers. You can also purchase contact lenses online with no claim forms or paperwork. Blue Shield uses MESVision Optics as its online retailer.
Blue Shield’s monthly rates are roughly half the price of VSP & EyeMed. There is also no 12-month commitment, but there is a 90-day waiting period before you can use the plan. The coverage will start on the 1st of the following month if you apply by the 15th. Click Apply Now to view the Blue Shield Ultimate Vision plan options available in your area, and make sure to select Dental/Vision under coverage type.
Use this website to Find a Blue Shield Vision Care provider: https://www.blueshieldca.com/visionplans
|ULTIMATE VISION 15/25/120||ULTIMATE VISION 15/25/150||SPECIALTY DUO DENTAL + VISION PACKAGE|
|Benefit||Copays with participating providers 1|
|Diabetes management referral 3||$0||$0||$0|
|Allowances with participating providers 1|
|Frame Allowance||Up to $120||Up to $150||Up to $100|
|Polycarbonate lenses (only for dependent children)||$100||$100||$100|
|Photochromic lenses||$115 - $200||$115 - $200||$115 - $200|
|Anti-reflective lens coating||$50||$50||$50|
|Elective contact lenses 2||$120||$120||$120|
1. Network providers accept Blue Shield’s allowed charges as payment in full for covered services. There is a 90-day waiting period for all vision benefits.
2. You may select contact lenses instead of eyeglasses.
3. This benefit is only available if you also have a Blue Shield medical plan.