It’s a new year, and for many people that means new vision benefits. Follow these 6 tips to get the most out of your new vision plan. That means low out-of-pocket costs while getting access to great eye doctors and high-quality eyewear.
How to make your vision benefits work hard for you:
1. Know what your plan covers
To find out what your vision plan covers, simply create an account at vsp.com and log in for your detailed benefit information. Easily find details like co-pays, frame allowance and lens enhancement coverage. You can also print a membership card if you like, but you don’t technically need one.
Insider tip: Use this savings calculator to estimate your total out-of-pocket costs.
2. Find a conveniently located VSP network eye doctor
As a VSP member, you’ll get the most out of your benefits when you visit a Premier Program location. If you don’t have an eye doctor, visit vsp.com to find a Premier Program location near you. When you show up for your appointment, just let them know you have VSP. We’ll take care of the rest.
Insider tip: If you schedule an appointment at a location you didn’t find on vsp.com, make sure to verify they are actually in-network with VSP. Some places say they “accept” VSP, only to offer a limited discount or out-of-network benefits. Unfortunately, that can mean you pay a lot more out of your pocket. In fact, a recent survey of VSP members who used their benefits out of network found that most didn’t realize they went out of network.
3. Get a comprehensive eye exam
A comprehensive eye exam is your yearly check-up of your vision as well as the health of your eyes. The entire family can benefit from an eye exam, including babies, young children and teens. Start the year off with the clearest vision possible.
Surprising fact: According to a recent study, most people rate vision as their most important sense while only half got an eye exam in the past year.
4. Choose from a wide selection of stylish frames and lenses
Finding the right eyewear for you and your family is easy when you see a VSP network eye doctor. You’ll get an extra $20 to spend when you choose a featured frame brand. Plus, you can save up to 40% on popular lens enhancements like anti-reflective coatings, progressives, and light-reactive (photochromic) lenses.
Insider tip: If you’re looking for a little style inspiration, check out the virtual try-on tool from Eyeconic.
5. Take advantage of your second-pair eyewear benefit
Many people don’t realize that you can save up to 20% on a second pair of glasses, including any lens enhancements, when you purchase from your VSP network eye doctor within 12 months of your last eye exam.
6. Shopping online? Get in-network savings with Eyeconic
Most VSP members can use their vision benefits to buy eyewear online at Eyeconic—including stylish frames, lens enhancements, and contacts. Visit eyeconic.com to see how seamlessly you can connect your eyewear insurance coverage with your eye doctor’s expertise—all while enjoying in-network savings.
Insider tip: Eyeconic is the ONLY online store to partner with the VSP network of eye doctors to offer in-network benefits.