Vision Plan

Designed to encourage you and your covered dependents to maintain a regular program of vision care:

The vision plan is offered through Anthem's Vision Partner, EyeMed, and gives you benefits for eye exams, eyeglasses and contacts. Anthem has negotiated discounted rates for the Anthem Blue View Vision Insight Plan. Employees pay 100% of premiums through pre-tax payroll deductions. You can elect vision coverage even if you waive health plan coverage.

The vision plan offers an extensive network of optometrists and vision care specialists. You’ll save money by visiting in-network providers. To find a network provider near you, visit You don’t have to sign in.

  • Simply select “providers,” then select “Find a Doctor.”
  • Search as a Guest by Selecting a Plan or Network or enter your information including the “Blue View Vision Insight” as the plan/network.

Vision ID Card

If you enroll in the vision plan, you can expect to receive a new ID card in the mail. You will only receive one Anthem ID card, no matter if you are enrolled in both the vision and health plans or just one. Your dependents will receive their own separate ID cards with their name on it, but the cards will have the same ID number as yours.
Routine Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye examination $10 copayUp to $45 reimbursementOnce every
calendar year
Eyeglass Frames
One pair of eyeglass frames$150 allowance, then 20% off any remaining balanceUp to $80 reimbursementOnce every
calendar year

Eyeglass Lenses (instead of contact lenses)


One pair of standard plastic prescription lenses

Single vision lenses$10 copayUp to $30 reimbursementOnce every
calendar year
Bifocal lensesUp to $50 reimbursement
Trifocal lensesUp to $65 reimbursement
Lenticular lensesUp to $125 reimbursement

Eyeglass Lens Enhancements


When obtaining covered eyewear from a Blue View Vision provider, you may choose to add any of the following lens enhancements at no extra cost.

Transitions Lenses (for a child under age 19)$0 copayNo allowance when obtained out-of-networkSame as covered eyeglass lenses
Standard polycarbonate (for a child under age 19)
Factory scratch coating
Contact Lenses (instead of eyeglass lenses) You have a declining balance on your contact lenses

Elective conventional (non-disposable)



$150 allowance, then 15% off any remaining balanceUp to $105 reimbursementOnce every year

Elective disposable



$150 allowance
(no additional discount)
Non-elective (medically necessary)Covered in fullUp to $210 reimbursement
Low Vision Benefits Maximum Allowance$1,000 (excluding coinsurance)Once every two calendar years
Supplementary Testing ExaminationCovered in fullUp to $125 reimbursement
Supplemental Care Aids25% CoinsuranceUp to 75% of cost
This is a primary vision care benefit intended to cover only routine eye examinations and corrective eyewear. The Anthem Blue View Vision Insight Plan is for routine eye care only. If you need medical treatment for your eyes, visit a participating eye care doctor from your medical network. Benefits are payable only for expenses incurred while the group and member’s coverage is in force. This information is intended to be a brief outline of coverage. All terms and conditions of coverage, including benefits and exclusions, are contained in the member’s policy, which shall control in the event of a conflict with this overview. A Certificate of Coverage is available upon request to the People Experience Center at 1-866-324-6513 or
(after any applicable copay)
Retinal Imaging - at member’s option can be performed at time of eye examNot more than $39

Eyeglass lens upgrades


When obtaining eyewear from a Blue View Vision provider, you may choose to upgrade your new eyeglass lenses at a discounted cost. Eyeglass lens copayment applies.

Transitions lenses (Adults)$75
Standard Polycarbonate (Adults)$40
Tint (Solid and Gradient)$15
UV Coating$0
Progressive Lenses1
Premium Tier 1$85
Premium Tier 2$95
Premium Tier 3$110
Anti-Reflective Coating2
Premium Tier 1$57
Premium Tier 2$68
Other Add-ons20% off retail price

Additional Pairs of Eyeglasses


Anytime from any Blue View Vision network provider

Complete pair40% off retail price
Eyewear AccessoriesEyeglass materials purchased separately20% off retail price
Items such as non-prescription sunglasses, lens cleaning supplies, contact lens solutions, eyeglass cases, etc.20% off retail price

Contact lens fit and follow-up


A contact lens fitting and up to two follow-up visits are available to you once a comprehensive eye exam has been completed.

Standard contact lens fitting3Up to $40
Premium contact lens fitting419% off retail price
Conventional Contact LensesDiscount applies to materials only15% off retail price

1 Please ask your provider for his/her recommendation as well as the available progressive brands by tier.

2 Please ask your provider for his/her recommendation as well as the available coating brands by tier.

3 Standard fitting includes spherical clear lenses for conventional wear and planned replacement. Examples include but are not limited to disposable and frequent replacement.

4 Premium fitting includes all lens designs, materials and specialty fittings other than standard contact lenses. Examples include but are not limited to toric and multifocal

Discounts are subject to change without notice. Discounts are not "covered benefits" under your vision plan and will not be listed in your certificate of coverage. Discounts will be offered from in-network providers except where state law prevents discounting of products and services that are not covered benefits under the plan. Discounts on frames will not apply if the manufacturer has imposed a no discount policy on sales at retail and independent provider locations and even LASIK laser vision correction surgery are available through a variety of vendors. Just log in at, select discounts, then Vision, Hearing & Dental.

* Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with your covered benefits.