Ohio University

Vision Coverage

Two vision plans are available to employees through Vision Service Plan (VSP). The VSP Standard is a “base plan” and the VSP Enhanced is a “buy-up” plan with increased coverage. Premiums are required for each plan. Visit the Vision Coverage section in the Benefits Guide to review coverage and premiums. AFSCME members should refer to the AFSCME Benefits Guide.

Please note: VSP does not cover frames and contacts in the same plan year.

In order to receive your vision benefits, follow the convenient steps below:

  1. Call a VSP member doctor for an appointment and identify yourself as a VSP member. You aren't required to complete any up-front paperwork or obtain a benefit form.
  2. After you've scheduled your appointment, the VSP member doctor will contact VSP to verify your eligibility and plan coverage. The doctor will also obtain authorization for services and materials. If you're not eligible for benefits at that time, the doctor will communicate that information to you.

For further details, visit the VSP website or call VSP at 1-800-877-7195.

In addition to your VSP benefits, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield provides an annual preventive vision screening (No deductible 100% reimbursement in-network, No deductible 70% reimbursement out-of-network).