Vision Benefits

Vision coverage is provided by VSP, which has an extensive network of doctors who agree to provide vision care and materials to participants at discounted rates. Vision benefits renew every plan year. Plan year begins July 1. 

A summary of your vision coverage can be found here.

Network Providers

Finding a VSP network doctor is easy -- Visit and click on Find a VSP Doctor or call VSP Member Services at (800) 877-7195. You should register online at to see your benefits, enrolled dependents and access forms and information.  Enter your University ID number and follow the steps to access your account, with details for you and your dependents' vision benefits. You can also check details such as your eligibility, date of your last eye exam, and which VSP network doctor you used. All UA Choice plans have the same vision benefit.

UA Choice Vision Coverage

Vision BenefitsAll UA Choice Plans




$10 copay for exam

$25 copay for glasses (lenses and frames)

No copay for contacts


Exam - every plan year


VSP network: covered in full after $10 copay

Non-VSP provider:  Up to a $50 reimbursement after the $10 copay


Lenses and frames or contacts

Once every other plan year


VSP Network: Single vision, lined bifocal, and lined trifocal lenses covered in full after $25 copay, frame of your choice up to $150, plus 20% off any out-of-pocket costs

Non-VSP provider: Reimbursement after $25 copay as follows:

Single vision lenses: Up to $50

Lined bifocal lenses: Up to $75

Lined trifocal lenses: Up to $100

Progressive lenses: Up to $75

Frames: Up to $70


OR Contacts



VSP Network: Contact Lens Care program gives you a $150 allowance with no copay every other plan year, for the cost of your contacts and the contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation).

Non-VSP provider: Reimbursement up to $105


Extra Discounts and Savings


When you go to a VSP network doctor, you will receive an average of 30% - 45% savings on lens extras (such as scratch resistant and anti-reflective coatings and progressives), 30% off additional glasses and sunglasses, including lens options, from the same provider on the same day as your WellVision Exam, and a 20% discount when you purchase additional prescription glasses, including prescription sunglasses, from any VSP network doctor within 12 months  of your last eye exam.

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