Vision Coverage

Vision benefits for children are included in all health plans through Covered California. Vision care for adults is not considered an essential health benefit and is not offered in Covered California plans, but Covered California contracts with EyeMed and VSP to offer coverage directly to consumers. Enrollment in a vision plan is handled directly through these companies and not through Covered California. 

EyeMed has 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 options like and

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.

Find an EyeMed plan or doctor.

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 offers Covered California members full-service individual vision plans with annual premiums starting at just $15.16 a month. Choose from two plan options, plus the largest national network of independent doctors and convenient retail chains.

VSP offers award-winning service and low out-of-pocket costs. VSP is the largest not-for-profit vision insurance company in the nation, and covers more Californians than any other vision provider.

Find a VSP plan or doctor.

Call VSP at (800) 410-1857 if you have questions or need enrollment assistance. Help is available by phone during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.