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Vision Insurance

The EyeMed vision plan is free for eligible Graduate Student Employees & Postdocs. 
Plan Highlights:

  • a $185 allowance for frames

  • a $150 allowance for contacts

  • $10 copay for eye exams

  • $10 copay for standard plastic lenses 

  • Fixed co-pays for most Premium Progressive Lenses and Premium Anti-Reflective Coatings

  • Allows purchase of glasses & contacts every 12 months

  • Coverage for Diabetic Care Services


Note: Please review the plan in full before utilizing insurance.

Important: Point of Service Plan Year

Please note that the vision plan operates on a point of service plan year. This means that your available benefit is measured from the last time you used the benefit. For example, if you used the frame benefit on 12/1/2023, you are not eligible to use it again until 12/1/2024.


To be eligible for the Altus Dental plan, you must be one of the following:

  • A Trust Fund-eligible graduate employee or postdoc

  • a dependent spouse to a Trust Fund-eligible graduate employee or postdoc

  • a same or opposite sex domestic partner to a Trust Fund-eligible graduate employee or postdoc

  • children of a Trust Fund-eligible graduate employee or postdoc up to age 19

No other family members are eligible for coverage under the plan.


The vision plan is free for all eligible individuals and their families. 


Coverage options:

  • Single

  • Single +1 (you + either a spouse/partner OR child)

  • Family (you + multiple dependents)


All of these options are FREE.

Find a Vision Provider

Use the Vision Provider Locator above to search for an in-network provider in any zip code. Our network is "Select."

Using Your Benefits Online

Explore partners of EyeMed to find out what products and services are available to you as an EyeMed member.

Using Your Benefits Out-Of-Network

You can choose to see an out-of-network provider, but your benefits will be reduced, and you will need to pay out-of-pocket and submit a claim to EyeMed for reimbursement. 

EyeMed Hearing Benefit

EyeMed is now partnering with Amplifon to offer EyeMed members a 40% discount off of hearing exams, as well as a low price guarantee on a set discounted pricing on hearing aids.


Please note these benefits are NOT insurance.

EyeMed Diabetic Benefit

EyeMed offers diabetic care services for members with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with diabetic retinopathy. 

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