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.
USC Roski Eye Institute
Out of network
|Annual eye exam||$0 copay||$15 copay||Up to $45 allowance|
(every two years)
|$25 copay||$25 copay||Up to $55 allowance|
(every two years)
|$25 copay||$25 copay||Up to $85 allowance|
|Progressive lenses||$55-175 copay||$55-175 copay (value up to $85)||Up to $85 allowance|
|Contacts exam and lenses*
(In lieu of glasses, every year)
|$150 allowance||$150 allowance||Up 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.
|YOUR COST FOR COVERAGE||Monthly||Biweekly|
|Employee + adult||$13.38||$6.69|
|Employee + child(ren)||$13.62||$6.81|
|Employee + adult + child(ren)||$21.96||$10.98|
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.