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.

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

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Vision Benefits
All UA Choice Plans
$10 copay for exam
$25 copay for glasses (lenses and frames)
No copay for contacts
Exam - every 12 months
VSP network doctor: 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
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
-- once every other plan year
Contact Lens Care program gives you a $150 allowance with no copay every 24 months for the cost of your contacts and the contact lens exam.

Soft contact lens wearers may qualify for a special program that includes evaluation and initial supply of replacement lenses. Learn more from your doctor, or

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 coatins and progrssives), 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.

You will receive up to 15% off the contact lens fitting and evaluation exam from a VSP network doctor.

Finally, although the plan does not provide coverage for laser eye surgery, you can get a discount on laser vision correction through a VSP network doctor.

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