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Vision Insurance

GEBA’s Vision Insurance makes caring for your eyes simple and more affordable. Here you’ll find all the coverage details and prices clearly listed so you find the right plan for at a great price.

GEBA’s vision insurance covers exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, contacts, and laser vision correction through a nationwide network of professionals.

Annual eye exams are important for maintaining sharp vision as well as early detection of eye diseases. In children, early discovery and correction of sight problems can greatly aid performance in school.

Choose the plan that’s right for you!

GEBA’s vision coverage offers great features at a great price; in most cases, better than any other federal government or private plan.

Standard Plan – For members who have basic eye care needs.

Enhanced Plan  – For members who want coverage for standard progressive, transition, and other specialty glass lens options. A $10 co-pay applies to exams. There is no waiting period to enroll in this plan.

The core plan benefits are listed below. To review the benefits overview for the Standard and Enhanced Plans, visit Standard Plan or Enhanced Plan.

Dental and Vision Open Enrollment Ends December 18 

Vision Plan

GEBA's Vision benefits offer:

  • Affordable rates, with no deductible
  • A strong vision network that includes over 78,000 in-network providers throughout the U.S.
  • Dependent child coverage up to age 26.
  • $150 towards new frames every 12 months.
  • Contact lenses conveniently purchasable over the Internet.
  • Benefits are provided through participating and non-participating eye care professionals. 
  • Great discounts for LASIK eye surgery

Services Provided Every 12 Months

  • Vision exam (covered 100% at Participating Providers under Standard Plan)
  • New lenses (covered 100% at Participating Providers)
  • New eyeglass frames ($150 towards new frames at Participating Providers)
  • Contacts in lieu of glasses
  • Low vision aids (i.e., magnifying glasses) are covered up to $999 every 24 months.

Vision Plan Benefits

Benefit FrequencyStandard PlanEnhanced Plan
Participating ProviderNon-Participating ProviderParticipating ProviderNon-Participating Provider
Examination: Once Every 12 monthsCovered 100%Reimbursement Amt:
Up to $40
Covered 100%
After $10 copay
Reimbursement Amt: Up to $40
Lenses: Once every 12 monthsStandard Glass or PlasticStandard Glass or Plastic
Single VisionCovered 100%Up to $30Covered 100%Up to $30
BifocalUp to $40Up to $40
TrifocalUp to $75Up to $75
LenticularUp to $75Up to $75
Solid TintsN/AN/A
Fashion Gradient TintsN/AN/A
Blended Bifocal (Segment)N/AN/A
Polycarbonates100% up to age 19

$25-$30 (fixed price for age 19 and over)
N/AN/A
Standard Progressive Lenses1$50 (fixed price) N/AN/A
Premium Progressive Lenses2$100 (fixed price)N/A$100 (fixed price)N/A
PhotochromaticN/A
$20-30 (fixed price)
N/ACovered 100%N/A
PhotogreyN/AN/A
Standard Transitions$65-70 (fixed price)N/AN/A
Standard Scratch Coating$10 (fixed price)N/AN/A
Frame: Once Every 12 MonthsRetail Allowance Up to $150
(20% discount off balance)3
Up to $50Retail Allowance Up to $150
(20% discount off balance)3
Up to $30
Contact Lenses: Once Every 12 monthsIn Lieu of GlassesIn Lieu of Lenses
Elective Contact LensesUp to $150 Retail
15% (Conventional) or 10%
(Disposable) off balance4
Up to $130Up to $150 Retail
15% (Conventional) or 10%
(Disposable) off balance4
Up to $130
Contact Lens
Evaluation/Fitting5
Covered 100%
after $20 Daily Wear
$30 Extended Wear
$50 Specialty Wear copay
Daily Wear: up to $20
Extended Wear: up to $30
Specialty Wear: up to $50
Covered 100%
after $20 Daily Wear
$30 Extended Wear
$50 Specialty Wear copay
Daily Wear: up to $20

Extended Wear: up to $30

Specialty Wear: up to $50
Medically Necessary6Covered 100%Up to $260Covered 100%Up to $260
Low Vision Aids6: Once Every 2 YearsUp to $999N/AUp to $999N/A

1 Standard Progressive Lenses — Multifocal lenses with no lines. There is not a harsh jump in focus that bifocal and trifocal wearers experience because the change is gradual. See a complete list of Standard Progressive Lenses here.

2 Premium Progressive Lenses — Multifocal lenses with no lines, but made with state-of-the-art technology. Visit here for a complete list of Premium Progressive Lenses that are covered.

3 Discount does not apply at Walmart or Sam’s Club locations or certain proprietary brands or where prohibited by law. Discounts are not insured benefits.

4 Discount does not apply at Walmart or Sam’s Club locations or Contact Fill.

5 Fittings vary at Walmart/Sam’s Club locations and are only covered if you choose Contact Lenses.

6 Prior authorization required from NVA.

Due to their everyday low prices (EDLP) the amounts listed below may not be applicable at Walmart/Sam’s Club. Lens options purchased from a participating NVA provider will be provided to the member at the amounts listed in the fixed option pricing list below:
Standard PlanEnhanced Plan
$40 Standard Blue Light Blocker$40 Standard Anti-Reflective Coating$40 Standard Blue Light Blocker$40 Standard Anti-Reflective
$60 Premium Blue Light Blocker$75 Polarized$60 Premium Blue Light Blocker$12 Ultraviolet Coating
$150 Ultra Blue Light Blocker$55 High Index$150 Ultra Blue Light Blocker$75 Polarized
$55 High Index
National Vision AdministratorsVision insurance coverage is provided by National Vision Administrators® (NVA). Since 1979, NVA has built a quality reputation for Vision Insurance featuring great customer support and a strong nationwide network of providers that give unparalleled service to its customers.

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Your extended adult family members are also eligible for GEBA’s Dental and Vision plans during Open Enrollment! They will benefit from the same affordable pricing and personalized service that you enjoy!