Consumer Guide to
Browse the Table of Contents below to find answers to commonly asked questions, or start by reading our What Is Vision Insurance article.
Table of Contents
Defined Contribution Plans Reduce Eye Care Costs
Learn how cafeteria plans, flex plans, HRAs and health savings plans can save you money on your eye care.
Glossary of Vision Insurance Terms
Common insurance terms are defined to help you better understand vision plans, including coverage, limits and provider networks.
How To Choose a Vision Insurance Plan
Learn the differences between vision benefits packages and discount plans to help you choose which is best for you. Includes worksheets you can download and use for side-by-side comparisons of plan costs and benefits.
How To Use Your Vision Insurance
Whether you want a comprehensive eye exam, eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser eye surgery, learn how best to take advantage of your vision insurance benefits and when not to use them.
Medicare and Medicaid Vision Benefits
Learn about vision benefits available under Medicare and Medicaid, and how to find out if you are eligible. Benefits range from eyeglasses to surgery for cataracts and glaucoma.
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Understanding Provider Networks and Vision Insurance Plans
Understand how vision insurance plans use networks of providers for services such as eye exams, and learn the difference between plans that provide benefits or discounts.
Vision Insurance Providers
View a list of companies that offer vision insurance plans and discounts on vision care provided by regional and nationwide networks of eye doctors.
What Is Vision Insurance?
Vision insurance is an optional health policy that entitles you to specific eye care and eyewear benefits defined in the policy. Learn more, including the costs of vision insurance coverage.
[Page updated January 2013]