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Vision

New for
2023!

Better vision benefits start January 1, 2023

More savings!
More providers!
Your allowance has doubled to $300!

Keep an eye on your mail. New vision ID cards are on the way!

How well you see is an important part of your and your family's health. Don't neglect your vision!

With low copays and a large network of providers, your Culinary benefits can help you see better, and live better. EyeMed is your exclusive provider network! They offer thousands of vision providers near you.

Choose the type of provider that is right for you:

  • In-network providers

    Choose an in-network provider and save money. You'll have $300 to spend on new frames or contacts, and 20% off anything above your $300 allowance.

  • PLUS Providers

    Choose an in-network PLUS Provider to get an additional $50 toward your glasses. It’s OK to combine this with other offers and discounts.

  • Out-of-network providers

    You may choose an out-of-network provider. However, you will have to pay out of pocket when you get care, keep your receipt, and submit a form to get reimbursed.

Find a vision provider

PLUS Providers

Make the most of your benefits by going to a PLUS Provider.

Choosing a PLUS Provider increases your frame allowance to $350. When searching for a vision provider online, be sure to choose the "Sort by PLUS Providers" option to find PLUS locations.

PLUS Providers include:

LensCrafters logo Pearle Vision logo Target Optical logo Other Independent Providers

ID Cards

You will receive an EyeMed welcome kit, and two ID cards in the mail. However, you do not need an ID card to get vision care. You can simply provide name and date of birth when making an appointment.

If you need a replacement card, you can order one in the app, online, or over the phone.

Questions? EyeMed is here to help!

Call: 866-800-5457

Monday through Saturday: 5am to 8pm
Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Create an account

Access your vision benefits easier! Create an EyeMed account and you can:

  • Find a provider
  • Check your claims
  • Get coupons
  • Order an ID card
  • See your personalized benefits
  • See your Explanation of Benefits
  • And more!

Create your account here.

Additional benefits

  • Diabetic care services

    If you have diabetes, be sure to ask your eye doctor about your additional Diabetic Care Services that are included in your benefits.

  • Second pair discount

    If you want a second pair, you'll get 40% off an additional complete pair of glasses.

  • Sunglasses

    Save 20% off non-prescription sunglasses

  • Travel replacements

    When you're far from home, our International Travel Solution can provide temporary, adjustable eyewear the next-day.

  • LASIK

    Get up to $800 to use at LASIKPlus Vision Centers

  • Hearing exams

    Get 40% off hearing exams and a low price guarantee on leading brands of hearing aids.

Call 866-800-5457 for more information about these additional benefits.


Benefit details

Eye exams

Allowed frequency:

  • Adults: Once every calendar year
  • Children: Twice every calendar year
Service In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Exam $20 copay $20 copay Up to $40
Retinal imaging Up to $39 Up to $39 Not covered

Glasses

Frames

Allowed frequency:

  • Adults: Once every other calendar year
  • Children: Once every other calendar year
Service In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Frame $0 copay; 20% off balance over $350 allowance $0 copay; 20% off balance over $300 allowance Up to $210

Lenses

Allowed frequency:

  • Adults: Once every calendar year
  • Children: Once every calendar year
Lenses In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Single Vision $25 copay $25 copay Up to $30
Bifocal $25 copay $25 copay Up to $50
Trifocal $25 copay $25 copay Up to $70
Lenticular $25 copay $25 copay Up to $70
Progressive – Standard $80 copay $80 copay Up to $50
Progressive – Premium Tier 1 - 4 $110-$200 copay $110-$200 copay Up to $50
 
Lens options In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Anti Reflective Coating – Standard $45 $45 Up to $5
Anti Reflective Coating – Premium Tier 1 - 3 $57 - 85 $57 - 85 Up to $5
Photochromic – Non-Glass $75 $75 Not covered
Polycarbonate – Standard $40 $40 Not covered
Polycarbonate – Standard 19 years of age or younger $0 copay $0 copay Up to $20
Scratch Coating – Standard Plastic $15 $15 Not covered
Tint – Solid and Gradient $15 $15 Not covered
UV Treatment $15 $15 Not covered
All Other Lens Options 20% off retail price 20% off retail price Not covered

Contacts

Allowed frequency:

  • Adults: Once every calendar year
  • Children: Once every calendar year
Contact lens fit and follow-up In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Standard Up to $40; contact lens fit and two follow-up visits Up to $40; contact lens fit and two follow-up visits Not covered
Premium 10% off retail price 10% off retail price Not covered
 
Contact lenses In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Conventional $0 copay; 15% off balance over $300 allowance $0 copay; 15% off balance over $300 allowance Up to $210
Disposable $0 copay; 100% of balance over $300 allowance $0 copay; paid in full Up to $210
Medically necessary contacts $0 copay; paid in full $0 copay; paid in full Up to $300

Diabetes care

For Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes with diabetic retinopathy.

Allowed frequency: Once every 6 months.

Diabetic care service In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Medical follow-up eye examination $0 copay $0 copay Up to $77
Fundus photography examination $0 copay $0 copay Up to $50
Extended ophthalmoscopy (initial and subsequent) $0 copay $0 copay Up to $15
Gonioscopy $0 copay $0 copay Up to $15
Scanning laser $0 copay $0 copay Up to $33

Other

Service In-network PLUS Providers In-network providers Out-of-network reim­burse­ment
Hearing Care from Amplifon Network Discounts on hearing aids; call 877-203-0675 Discounts on hearing aids; call 877-203-0675 Not covered
LASIK or PRK from U.S. Laser Network 15% off retail or 5% off promo price; call 800-988-4221 15% off retail or 5% off promo price; call 800-988-4221 Not covered