Sandia offers three vision plan options with coverage for routine eye exams, lenses, frames, and contact lenses. The plans are administered by Davis Vision.
When you need care, you can use in- or out-of-network providers, but you will pay less when you use a Davis Vision in-network provider.
You do not need to enroll in medical coverage to elect vision benefits.
Three Plan Options
You have three vision plans to choose from, all administered by Davis Vision:
The Value Plan offers higher copays and lower allowances for services and materials.
The Standard Plan offers lower copays as well as a laser surgery allowance.
The Plus Plan offers the lowest copays and higher allowances for services and materials, including laser surgery. You must remain in the Plus Plan for at least two consecutive years.
All three vision plans cover the same basic services, including:
An eye exam every calendar year
Single-vision, bifocal, trifocal, and lenticular lenses, or contact lenses every calendar year
Eyeglass frames every year or every other year, depending on the plan you choose
The benefit frequency, your copayment, and your allowance for eyewear vary by plan. Only the Standard Plan and Plus Plan offer a laser eye surgery benefit. The Plus Plan requires a two-year enrollment commitment.
Note: Benefits reset every Jan. 1, except for the frames benefit, which resets every other Jan. 1 (that is, every two years) if you select the Value Plan or Standard Plan.
Four Coverage Tiers
You can choose from among the following coverage tiers:
Don’t forget! You can use your flexible spending account and health reimbursement account to pay for eligible vision care expenses. Simply use your health plan or PayFlex debit card at the time of service for out-of-pocket vision care expenses covered under Sandia’s vision plan.