Vision

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.)

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.

Annual eye exam

  • Tier 1 USC Roski Eye Institute
    $0 copay
  • Tier 2 VSP network
    $15 copay
  • Tier 3 Out of network
    $15 copay (value up to $45)

Eyeglass frames*

(every two years)

  • Tier 1 USC Roski Eye Institute
    $25 copay (value up to $170)
  • Tier 2 VSP network
    $25 copay (value up to $170)
  • Tier 3 Out of network
    $25 copay (value up to $55)

Eyeglass lenses*

(every year)

  • Tier 1 USC Roski Eye Institute
    $25 copay
  • Tier 2 VSP network
    $25 copay
  • Tier 3 Out of network
    $25 copay (value up to $125)

Progessive lenses*

(every year)

  • Tier 1 USC Roski Eye Institute
    $55 – $175 copay
  • Tier 2 VSP network
    $55 – $175 copay
  • Tier 3 Out of network
    $25 copay (value up to $85)

Contact lenses*

(in lieu of glasses, every year)

  • Tier 1 USC Roski Eye Institute
    Value up to $150
  • Tier 2 VSP network
    Value up to $150
  • Tier 3 Out of network
    Value up to $150

*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.

Other providers

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

Cost of coverage

Note that biweekly premiums are deducted from the first two paychecks each month. Verdugo Hills employees, as well as union-represented employees, should view plan options on their own pages.

 YOUR COST FOR COVERAGE Monthly Biweekly
Employee $9.64 $4.82
Employee + adult $13.38 $6.69
Employee + child(ren) $13.62 $6.81
Employee + adult + child(ren) $21.96 $10.98

Helpful information

No matter what optometrist you visit, you do not need an 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.

Questions? Call VSP at (800) 877-7195.

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