Vision Benefits for High & Standard Options

If you are a GEHA health plan member (or a GEHA dental plan member), you get vision coverage for no additional premium. (If you are an HDHP member, click Vision Benefits for HDHP Members for information on your vision benefits.) Through Connection Vision® powered by EyeMed, you and your covered family members each pay a $5 copay for an annual eye exam when you use a qualified EyeMed participating provider. Or, if you use a provider that does not participate, EyeMed will reimburse you up to $45 for an annual routine eye exam.

  • EyeMed includes thousands of network providers including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, JCPenney Optical and private practitioners.
  • Preferred pricing with fixed discounted pricing for lenses, and lens options.
  • No limit on the number of discounted glasses or contacts purchased each year.

To locate a participating EyeMed provider in your area, click Find a Vision Provider. Or call (866) 804-0982.

Connection Vision powered by EyeMed plan benefit schedule

Benefits

EyeMed network provider

Out-of-network provider

Eye examination
(One per person every calendar year)

Covered in full after $5 copay

Up to $45 allowance


Connection Vision powered by EyeMed also offers you savings on lenses, frames, and specialty items such as tints, scratch coating, polycarbonate lenses and surgical procedures (including LASIK) at participating EyeMed locations. The chart below illustrates how you can save money when you use a participating EyeMed provider.

Your eye options for eye care

Preferred Pricing
What you pay at EyeMed Locations

Complete pair of eyeglasses purchase discounts:
Frame, lenses and lens options must be purchased in same transaction to receive full discount.

Frames: Any available frame at in-network provider location

60% of the retail price

Eyeglass lenses (pair):
Standard plastic single vision
Standard plastic bifocal
Standard plastic trifocal
Standard progressive lens
Premium progressive lens


Up to $50
Up to $70
Up to $105
Up to $135
80% of the retail price

Eyeglass lens options:
UV treatment
Tint (solid and gradient)
Standard plastic scratch coating
Standard polycarbonate
Standard anti-reflective coating
Photochromatic / transitions plastic
Premium anti-reflective
Other add-ons


$15
$15
$15
$40
$45
80% of the retail price
80% of the retail price
80% of the retail price

Contact lenses:
Conventional
Disposable


85% of the retail price
Full retail price

Additional pairs:
Eyeglasses (complete pair)
Contacts (conventional lenses)


60% of the retail price
85% of the retail price

You can contact EyeMed Member Services at (877) 808-8538 to:

  • Locate a participating provider;
  • Request duplicate ID cards;
  • Request claim forms;
  • Check on claim status;
  • Speak to a EyeMed Customer Service representative.

You can also use EyeMed Member Services online by signing in to your GEHA web account and clicking the My Vision Account button.

GEHA members will receive a separate vision ID card from EyeMed and a vision benefit plan brochure with complete information on the vision program. You can also download a copy of the Connection Vision Powered by EyeMed plan brochure.

EyeMed will process all in-network claims systematically. Members will only be responsible for copays and amounts over allowances at time of service.

You will need to pay for out-of-network services in full at the time of service, and submit an out-of-network claim form (PDF) along with a copy of the itemized bill for reimbursement to the following address:

EyeMed Vision Care
Attn: OON Claims
P.O. Box 8504
Mason, OH 45040-7111

Frame, lens and lens option discounts apply only when purchasing a complete pair of eyeglasses. If purchased separately, members receive a 20% discount off the retail price. Member receives a 20% discount on items not covered by the plan at network Providers, which cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers. Discount does not apply to EyeMed Provider's professional services or contact lenses. Limitations and exclusions apply. There are certain brand name Vision Materials in which the manufacturer imposes a no-discount practice. Underwritten by Combined Insurance Company of America, 5050 Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, except in New York.

GEHA supplemental benefits are neither offered nor guaranteed under contract with the FEHB or FEDVIP programs, but are made available to all enrollees and family members who become members of GEHA.