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Vision Benefit

Your eligible dependents are covered only if you elected Family Coverage and are working enough hours to qualify for full-time coverage.

Vision benefits help you pay for the cost of eye examinations, frames and lenses for you and your eligible dependents. You must use a licensed ophthalmologist, optometrist or optician to receive benefits under the Plan.

Covered Vision Expenses

Your vision benefit covers examinations, lenses and frames, or contact lenses and is simple to use. The Plan pays 100% of the covered charges, up to a maximum benefit of $135 per person per calendar year.

For any patient who is under age 19, the Plan pays 100% of the cost of a vision exam.

What’s Not Covered

The following expenses are not covered:

  • lenses which do not require a prescription
  • vision therapy
  • procedures for surgical correction of myopia and/or other refractive errors
  • anything excluded under the Plan’s General Exclusions and Limitations

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Discounts

You may obtain your vision care and glasses at any licensed doctor or optician. However, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois has negotiated substantial discounts at eye care facilities. This may help you stretch your $135 vision benefit further! Contact Davis Vision at 877-393-8844 for info and for participating care centers near you.

(Updated 11/20/15)