Covered California is pleased to offer consumers a pathway to quality vision coverage.
Children’s vision care is an essential health benefit under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, so vision benefits for children are included in all Covered California health insurance plans. Vision care for adults is not considered an essential health benefit and is not offered in Covered California plans. But in an effort to help Californians of all ages access vision coverage, Covered California is contracting with certain vision insurance companies to offer vision coverage directly to consumers.
Before choosing a vision plan through one of the companies below, you should:
- Review the benefits provided under the plan.
- Consider your budget, life circumstances and vision care needs.
- Review the company’s provider directory to make sure that providers are available in your area.
Enrollment in a vision plan is handled directly through the vision companies listed below and not through Covered California.
Click on the logos below to learn more and to find the plan or doctor that is right for you.
EyeMed challenges the status quo with an expansive network of independent eye care professionals — national and regional retail providers like LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, Sears Optical and JCPenney Optical, as well as online, in-network options like Contactsdirect.com and Glasses.com.
EyeMed benefits allow EyeMed members to choose any frame, lens or contact lens without plan restrictions or confusing formularies. Members can choose from three plans and can book appointments online through EyeMed’s smart provider locator.
Consumers can call EyeMed toll-free at (844) 225-3107.
The hours for benefits and provider questions are:
- 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The hours for billing and policy change questions are:
- 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
VSP Vision Care is the largest not-for-profit vision insurance company in America and covers nearly 75 million customers in the United States, including many California residents. It offers affordable and valuable vision insurance plans for individuals and their families, and enrollment is available year-round.Find a VSP plan or doctor.
Consumers can call VSP at (800) 410-1857 if they have questions or need enrollment assistance. Help is available by phone during the following hours:
- 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.