When your eyes are healthy and cared for, you “see” the difference. Healthy vision can contribute to positive performance at school, work, in sports and virtually every aspect of your life. Of course, vision care is best when it costs less. That’s why having VSP vision insurance — and using the vision insurance plan benefits it offers — is an effective way to maintain healthy eyes.
If you’re new to VSP vision insurance or are looking to enroll in a VSP vision plan, you may be wondering how to start using your VSP eye care benefits. We’ve outlined four steps you and your family can take to maximize all your VSP vision insurance benefits:
Once enrolled, you’ll be able to start using your VSP benefits the same day of enrollment. The first step to start using them is to find a VSP network doctor. Visit our online doctor search site to find an eye care professional close to you. We have the largest network of independent doctors, so you’re sure to find one near your work or home.
During your eye exam, your doctor will check to see if you need an eye prescription for corrective lenses or if you need to update a current prescription. One of the major benefits of eye insurance is the money you save on new lenses and frames. Depending on the plan you choose, you have a dollar allowance to use toward the frames or contacts.
For prescription lenses (single, bifocal or trifocal), you only pay your vision plan's copay. You can also save money on optional lens enhancements like impact resistance, anti-glare and light-to-dark tinting. Make sure to take advantage of these benefits when you meet with your doctor.
Even if you think your eyes are healthy, it’s important to visit an eye doctor regularly if you want to maintain good eye health. Optometrists say that regular eye exams can help detect early signs of serious eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts, in addition to other health issues, like diabetes and high blood pressure, that affect the whole body. To maximize your vision benefits, make sure to visit your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam each year.
If you haven’t yet enrolled in a VSP Vision Plan, take a few minutes to compare plans to find the right vision insurance for you. From online to in-store private practice, you can get your vision needs met on your terms with VSP.
Healthy vision association discounts
Some plans can only be accessed through membership in the Healthy Vision Association (HVA), which helps its members see well and stay healthy.
For $1.50/mo, your membership will give you access to exclusive discount programs* on everyday goods and services including:
Plus, your membership supports vision-related charities too.
*All rebates and special offers are subject to change