Vision Plans

You have two options when it comes to caring for your and your family's eyes.

Basic Vision

Basic Vision benefits are included in both health plans and feature:

  • Vision screenings and examinations for prescribing glasses or for determining the refractive state of the eyes (specialty office visit co-pay for PPO plan or coinsurance after deductible is applied for HDHP)*
  • One pair of eyeglasses or one contact lens per affected eye following cataract surgery

*Due to Provider Based Billing, you will be charged a facility fee in addition to any co-pay and/or coinsurance.

Supplemental Vision

Supplemental Vision is offered through an EyeMed package for an additional premium. You'll receive the most from this benefit when you use an in-network provider from EyeMed's large network including:

  • Target Optical
  • LensCrafters
  • All About Eyes
  • Chittick Eyecare

You can also purchase online from and Contacts Direct. For a complete list of providers near you, use the Provider Locator on and choose the SELECT network or call (866) 299-1358. For LASIK Providers, call (877) 5LASER6. At this time Carle providers aren't in-network through EyeMed.

 This plan may be right for you if:

  • you or your family members need coverage for contact lens, frames or lenses.
  • you need additional coverage for diabetic vision services.
  • you use another provider outside of Carle.
Exam with dilation $10 Copay (one every 12 months)
Contact Lens Fit and Follow-Up Standard: Up to $40; Premium: Up to 10% off retail
(once every 12 months)
Frames (every 12 months)
Any available frame at provider location $0 Copay: $150 Allowance, 20% off balance over $150
Standard plastic lenses
Single Vision / Bifocal / Trifocal $10 Copay
Standard Progressive Lens $35 Copay
Premium Progressive Lens $35 Copay + 80% charge less $120 allowance
Lens options
UV Treatment $12 Copay
Tint (Solid and Gradient) $0 Copay
Plastic Scratch Coating $12 Copay
Anti-reflective Coating $45
Photochromatic/Transitions (Adults) 80% of retail price
Photochromatic/Transitions (Kids under 19) $0
Polarized 20% off retail price
Conventional $0 Copay, $120 allowance, 15% off balance over $120
Disposable $0 Copay, $120 allowance, plus balance over $120
Medically Necessary $0 Copay, paid-in-full

2023 Team Member Supplemental Vision Plan Premiums (Bi-Weekly)

Team Member $4.14
Family $9.81

 Other Optical Options

Carle Optical offers a 50 percent discount on frames and lenses, and 25 percent off contact lenses for employees and dependents. That includes name brands like Gucci and Kate Spade non-prescription sunglasses for 50 percent off. There's no limit to the number of pairs you get each year.

Payroll deduction is an available payment option, and you can use your Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account as well.