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EyeMed Essential and Enhanced

UK offers two tiers of vision coverage through EyeMed: an Essential Vision Plan and an Enhanced Vision Plan. This allows your family to choose between plans that best fit your needs.
The EyeMed network includes the University of Kentucky, private practice opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists and all LensCrafters store locations nationwide. In addition, the network includes Pearle Vision, JC Penney, Sears and Target Vision Centers. For a complete list of providers near you, use EyeMed's provider locator at

Coverage Level EyeMed Essential Monthly Rate EyeMed Enhanced Monthly Rate
Retiree only; spouse $8.50 $21.40
Retiree + children $15.20 $38
Retiree + spouse $16 $40
Retiree + family $21.40 $53.60

The UK vision plan through EyeMed offers savings on eye examinations, contact lenses, lens options and accessories, as well as LASIK and PRK laser vision correction procedures.

Both plans cover one eye exam every 12 months and the purhcase of lenses or contacts every 12 months. EyeMed Essential covers the purchase of frames once every 24 months, while the Enhanced plan covers frames once every 12 months.

Services have higher costs if you see an eye care provider outside the EyeMed network.

2020-21 Retiree insurance rates (under age 65)

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