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VSP Vision Care

VSP Vision Care

 Benefits Summary 
VSP Alabama Doctor Directory

  • The VSP Vision Care Plan is an optional vision plan available to all full time employees of Samford effective 1/1/2013.  
  • You do not have to be a participant in the Samford BCBS plan to participate in the VSP Vision Care Plan.
  • If you are enrolled in the Samford BCBS plan, the VSP benefits would be in addition to the vision benefits provided in the BCBS plan.
  • Once enrolled, simply tell your eyecare provider that you have VSP.  No ID card is necessary and no ID card will be issued.  
  • The current rates are as follows:
    • Individual Coverage: $7.39/month
    • 2-Person Coverage: $14.78/month
    • Family Coverage: $23.80/month 
  • The VSP Vision Care Plan provides for:
    • Well Vision Exam once every calendar year, subject to a $20.00co-pay when using a VSP doctor.
    •  Prescription Glasses, subject to a $20.00 co-pay when using a VSP doctor: 
      •  Lenses every calendar year (single vision, lined bifocal, lined trifocal, and polycarbonate lenses for dependent children) 
      •  Frames every other calendar year ($150 allowance for a wide selection of frames, 20% off the amount over your allowance) 
    • Contacts (instead of glasses) every calendar year
      • Up to a $60 co-pay for your contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation)
      • $150 allowance for contacts
    • Extra Savings and Discounts
      • 20-25% savings on non-covered lens options
      • 20% off additional glasses and sunglasses, including lens options, from any VSP doctor within 12 months of your Well Vision Exam
      • 15% off the contact lens exam
      • Average 15% off the regular price or 5% off the promotional price of laser vision correction from contracted facilities
    • If you use a provider other than a VSP doctor:
      • Exams covered up to $45.00
      • Single Vision Lenses covered up to $30
      • Lined Bifocal Lenses covered up to $50
      • Lined Trifocal Lenses covered up to $100
      • Frames covered up to $70
      • Contacts covered up to $105
    • To find a VSP doctor, please refer to the VSP Alabama Doctor Directory
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