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Vision care

Good vision is crucial for work and play. It is also a significant part of your health. An annual eye exam can help detect serious illnesses. EyeMed administers the State Vision Plan.


State Vision Plan

If you are eligible, you and your covered family members can enroll in the State Vision Plan. You pay the full premium without an employer contribution. Coverage includes:

  • Comprehensive eye exams;
  • Frames;
  • Lenses and lens options; and
  • Contact lens services and materials.


The Plan also offers discounts on:

  • Extra pairs of eyeglasses;
  • Contact lenses; and
  • LASIK and PRK vision correction.


For diabetics, the Plan also offers coverage for:

  • Office service visits;
  • Retinal imaging;
  • Extended ophthalmoscopies;
  • Gonioscopies; and
  • Scanning lasers.



You can enroll in the State Vision Plan during:

  • Your initial enrollment;
  • Open enrollment in October; or
  • A special eligibility situation.


Order a replacement card

Visit or call EyeMed at 877.735.9314. You will need your Benefits Identification Number (BIN). If you don’t know your BIN, log in to MyBenefits and select Get My BIN.


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Vision Care Discount Program

If you choose not to enroll in the State Vision Plan, you have another option. The Vision Care Discount Program is available with no premiums. You do not have to enroll in any health plan, including the State Health Plan, to use it. The program provides discounts for:

  • Routine, comprehensive eye exams; and
  • Eyewear except for disposable contacts.


You cannot use this program and State Vision Plan benefits at the same time. Plus, you do not file claims. Ask your provider if he gives discounts through this program before your appointment.




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