for Grad Employees & Postdocs
The EyeMed Select Vision Plan is free for eligible Graduate Student Employees and Postdocs.
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.
Eligibility and cost
Who can be covered? Eligible Grad Employees & Postdocs, their dependent spouses, domestic partners (both same and opposite sex), and children up to age 19. No other family members are eligible for coverage under the plan.
Cost: The vision plan is free for all eligible individuals and their families.
Coverage options: Single, Single +1 (you + either a spouse/partner OR child), and 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 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. Click here for more information on the hearing benefit.
EyeMed Diabetic Benefit
EyeMed offers diabetic care services for members with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with diabetic retinopathy. Click here to read the full diabetic benefit description.