UK Human Resources

Retiree 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 inquires contact EyeMed Customer Service at (866)723-0596 or visit

View a PDF of full UK Vision plan details.


Upon retirement, retirees are eligible for the same vision plan as active employees. Read about eligibility requirements »

Vision Plan Rates

Coverage Level Monthly Rate
Retiree Only $ 8.60
Retiree + Child(ren) $15.30
Retiree + Spouse/Sponsored Dependent $16.10
Retiree + Family $21.60

Summary of 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 $55 N/A
Premium contact lens fit & follow-up 10% off retail price N/A
Any frame available at provider location $130 allowance, 20% off balance over $130 Up to $55
Standard Plastic Lenses:    
Single Vision $10 copay $40
Bifocal $10 copay $60
Trifocal $10 copay $80
Lens Options:    
UV Coating $15 N/A
Tint (solid and gradient) $15 N/A
Standard scratch resistance $15 N/A
Standard polycarbonate (Adults) $40 N/A
Standard polycarbonate (Kids under 19) $0 copay, paid-in full $30.00
Standard progressive (add-on to bifocal) $75 $60
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, $130 allowance, 15% off balance over $130 Up to $100
Disposable $0 copay, $130 allowance, plus 15% off balance over $130 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
Examination Once every 12 months  
Frame Once every 24 months  
Lenses or contact lenses Once every 12 months  

Enrollment Options

1. Online Option

You may enroll from your office computer or in the comfort of your own home with your own computer.

It’s easy! Visit the myUK Web site. Enter your link blue user ID and password and click “sign on.” (This is the ID/ password you use to log into your Exchange e-mail account, or in some cases, to log into SAP. For assistance with your ID or password, contact Information Technology at 257-1300.) Then follow the Quickstart Guide for those benefit plans you need to update.

2. Paper Option

Enroll using paper forms. Pick up forms at 112 Scovell Hall, or find them using the "Forms" menu to the right of this webpage.