Grad Employee Vision

As of February 2020, Sears Optical, JC Penney Optical and Stanton Optical will no longer be part of EyeMed networks. These brands represent 2% or less of the available EyeMed locations nationally and less than 1% of our members' claims are with these providers.

EyeMed Select Vision Plan

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Vision Plan


Plan Highlights:


   $150 allowance toward purchase of frames

   $150 allowance toward purchase of contacts


   $10 copay for standard plastic lenses


   $10 copay for exams


   Fixed co-pays for most Premium Progressive Lenses           

   and Premium Anti-Reflective Coatings


   Allows purchase of glasses & contacts every 12 months

  See Plan Description for full details of coverage.


To use your in-network benefits to buy contact lenses online,


To buy glasses online, visit


For laser vision correction providers, visit

EXTRAS FOR 2019-20!

  • Freedom Pass allows members to get FREE frames, regardless of the price point, at any Sears or Target Optical retail location!

Who can be covered?

Eligible graduate employees, their dependent spouses, same and opposite sex domestic partners, and children.  No other family members are covered under the plan.

Finding a Provider

To use EyeMed's Find a Provider search engine, follow these steps:

1) enter our plan type as "Select," 2) enter your zip code, 3) the site will generate a list of provider options for you.


Click here for a selection of local providers.

When Benefits Renew

The plan is free for individuals and families.

Relevant Plan Documents

To maximize your benefits, use an in-network provider. But if you choose to see an out-of-network provider, click here for the         Out-of-Network Claims Form

New Hearing Benefit

Important note: The vision plan operates on a point of service plan year. This means that your available benefit is measured from the last time you used the benefit. For example, if you used the frame benefit on 12/1/2019 you are not eligible to use it again until 12/1/2020.

EyeMed is now partnering with Amplifon to offer EyeMed members a 40% discount off of hearing exams and a low price guarantee on set, discounted pricing of hearing aids. Please note the hearing care discount is not insurance. For more information, click here.


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