Vision Benefits

VSP provides Seattle University’s vision coverage. If you select a medical plan, you are automatically covered for vision as well. If you decline medical coverage, you will not receive VSP vision coverage (Group Health HMO members are eligible for an annual eye exam under the Group Health medical plan).

 VSP is a PPO plan that covers both in-network and out–of-network providers. You will receive the highest level of benefit using in-network providers. You can find a list of network providers at

Benefit In-Network Out-of-Network
Exam  (once each 12 months)
$20 copay
Reimbursed up to $50after $20 copay
Lenses (once each 12 months)
100% for single vision, bifocal, trifocal and lenticular lenses
After $20 copay; Single vision up to $50, Bifocal up to $75, Trifocal up to $100, and Lenticular up to $125
Frames (once each 24 months)
$130 allowance
Reimbursed up to $70 after $20 copay
Contact lenses (in lieu of glasses)
Elective (once each 12 months)
$130 allowance
Reimbursed up to $105 after $20 copay
Medically necessary (once each 12 months)
$20 copay
Reimbursed up to $210 after $20 copay

This is a brief outline of the benefits provided. Refer to the Certificate of Coverage for a comprehensive description of plan benefits. Under all circumstances, the Certificate of Coverage will take precedence over information contained on this website.  You can access the Certificate of Coverage here: Certificate of Coverage-Vision


Last modified on Wednesday, August 06, 2014