Vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan, with three coverage tiers. This is an optional benefit you can purchase to help you cover the cost of routine eye exams, lenses, and frames/contacts. You pay no vision exam copay when you use Tier 1, USC Roski Eye Institute providers. (Roski providers are also part of the VSP network.) You can also get comprehensive annual eye exams and contact lens evaluations at Roski’s HSC and UPC locations, and designer eyewear is available at the HSC, UPC and USC Village optical shops as well.

How it works

You can use Tier 1 USC Roski or Tier 2 VSP network providers. You can also use non-VSP providers (Tier 3 below) at a significantly reduced benefit.

Tier 1: USC Roski Eye InstitueTier 2: VSP NetworkTier 3: Out of network
Annual eye exam$0 copay$15 copay$15 copay up to $45 allowance
Eyeglass frames*
(including non-prescription blue light and UV glasses)
(every two years)
$25 copay$25 copay$25 copay up to $55 allowance
Eyeglass lenses*
(every year)
$25 copay$25 copay$25 copyay up to $85 allowance
Progressive lenses*$55-175 copay$55-175 copay $25 copay up to $85 allowance
Contacts exam and lenses*
(In lieu of glasses, every year)
Up to $150 allowanceUp to $150 allowanceUp to $150 allowance

*Only one copay applies when lenses and frames are purchased together.

Eye care and eyewear at USC Roski Eye Institute

You can get comprehensive annual eye exams and contact lens evaluations at USC Roski Eye Institute’s HSC and UPC locations, and a wide variety of designer eyewear at the HSC, UPC and USC Village optical shops. There’s also an onsite lab at the USC Village location that can make your prescription glasses in 24 hours or less. See the Roski website for more locations throughout L.A.

More information about the vision plan:

Finding other providers

Visit the VSP website to find other VSP Choice Network providers.

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Cost of coverage

Note that biweekly premiums are deducted over 24 pay periods. USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Employees, as well as union-represented employees, should view plan options on their own pages.

Employee + adult$13.38$6.69
Employee + child(ren)$13.62$6.81
Employee + adult + child(ren)$21.96$10.98

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Your Plan ID card

No matter what optometrist you visit, you do not need a plan ID card – the doctor will verify your eligibility using your Social Security number. However, you may print a card at the VSP site if you wish.

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Plan documents

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Contact information

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