Vision exam benefit

​As an active member with medical coverage through the Board, you and your covered family members will automatically be enrolled in the VSP vision exam benefit. You also have this benefit when enrolled in medical continuation coverage.

You do not need an identification card to use this benefit. Simply tell your VSP Choice network provider you have coverage through VSP, and provide him or her with the last four digits of your Social Security number and group number 30022595.

To find participating VSP providers, search the VSP website or call VSP at 800-877-7195.

What is covered

You pay a $25 copay for your annual routine eye exam, provided you see an optometrist or ophthalmologist that participates in the VSP Choice network. Your benefit covers the remaining cost of the exam, without a deductible.

You also will receive discounts on vision-related items and services when you purchase them through a VSP network optometrist or ophthalmologist:

  • prescription glasses
    • 20 percent discount on lenses (when a complete pair of glasses is purchased)
    • 20 percent discount on frames (when a complete pair of glasses is purchased)
    • 20 percent discount on additional glasses and sunglasses (if purchased within 12 months of last annual routine eye exam by VSP doctor)
  • contact lens exams
    • 15 percent discount on contact lens exams (fitting and evaluation; no discount on contact lens)
  • glasses and sunglasses lens options
    • 20 percent discount on options such as progressives and anti-reflective coatings (discount only applies if the member purchases new glasses and frames)
  • laser vision correction
    • average discount of 15 percent off regular price or 5 percent off promotional price (available only from contracted facilities)

In addition to hundreds of regional retail chains in the VSP network, members have the option of purchasing frames from national VSP partners such as Costco Optical, Visionworks, Rx Optical, and Shopko. No discounts apply when purchasing frames from a VSP partner.

Out of network providers

If you choose to go to an out-of-network provider — an eye doctor that does not accept payment from VSP — you pay the full cost of your routine annual eye exam up front. Submit your out-of-network claim to VSP, and you'll be reimbursed up to $45 after your $25 copay is deducted.