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Benefits

Employee Vision Plan & Rates

What You Need to Know: 

The University of Kentucky offers the EyeMed vision plan which provides savings on eye exams, contact lenses, lens options and accessories, as well as laser vision correction procedures. The EyeMed network consists of University of Kentucky private practice opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, LensCrafters, Sears, JCPenney's, Target and a variety of network providers nationwide.

Please note, while the information on this site provides an overview of the vision plan, we recommend members become familiar with the specifics of their plan prior to receiving care.  For a more detailed description on the EyeMed vision plan, information regarding participating providers, and claims inquiries contact EyeMed Customer Service at (866) 723-0596 or visit www.enrollwitheyemed.com/access.

Eligibility

Read about the eligibility for UK vision care enrollment

Enrollment

Our page on "how to enroll" will guide you through enrolling in UK HealthCare benefits.

Rates & Payment

Vision premiums are due on a monthly basis and may be automatically withdrawn from either a checking or savings account.

Coverage Level Monthly Rate
Employee Only $8.90
Employee + Child(ren) $15.30
Employee + Spouse $16.10
Employee + Family $21.60

Please note, while the information on this site provides an overview of the vision plan, we recommend members become familiar with the specifics of their plan prior to receiving care.  For a more detailed description on the EyeMed vision plan, information regarding participating providers, and claims inquiries contact EyeMed Customer Service at (866) 723-0596 or visit www.enrollwitheyemed.com/access.

View PDF of full plan & coverage details.

Summary of Vision Plan Benefits

Vision Care Services

Member Cost

Out-of-Network Allowance
Exam with Dilation as Necessary $10 copay $40
Exam Options:

Standard contact lens fit & follow-up

Premium contact lens fit & follow-up

 

$55

10% off the retail price

 

N/A

N/A

Frames:
Any frame available at provider location

$100 allowance, 20% off balance over $100

Up to $45

Standard Plastic Lenses:
Single Vision
Bifocal
Trifocal
 

$10 copay

$10 copay

$10 copay

 

$40

$60

$80

Lens Options:    
UV Coating $15 N/A
Tint (solid and gradient) $15 N/A
Standard scratch resistance $15 N/A
Standard polycarbonate $40 N/A
Standard progressive (add-on to bifocal)

$65

N/A
Standard anti-reflective coating

$45

N/A
Other add-ons and services 20% off retail price N/A
Contact Lenses: (Includes materials only)    
Conventional $0 copay, $105 allowance, 15% off balance over $105 Up to $100
Disposable $0 copay, $105 allowance, plus balance over $105 Up to $100
Medically necessary $0 copay, paid-in-full Up to $200
Laser Vision Correction: Lasik or PRK

15% off retail price OR 5% off promotional price

N/A

Frequency:

Examination

Frame
Lenses or contact lenses

 

Once every 12 months

Once every 24 months

Once every 12 months