Coverage from Vision Service Plan (VSP) features a large network of vision providers, including more than half of the private-practice eye doctors in the United States. In addition, many vision service providers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University are in the VSP Network.

VSP Plan Key Features

  • Covers a well-vision exam with a copayment for child(ren) up to age 18 twice a year, and adults once a year
  • Pays a portion of the cost for your contacts or eye-glass lenses once a calendar year
  • Pays a portion of the cost for children’s (up to 18) frames once a calendar year, and the cost of adult frames every other year
  • Provides a discount on laser vision correction
  • Note: an annual preventive vision exam is covered at 100 percent under the BJC Medical Plan, provided the service is received by an in-network provider.

To find a provider, visit VSP or call toll-free 800.877.7195.

Vision Coverage Chart

  VSP Provider Non-Network
WellVision Exam
(twice every calendar year for child(ren) up to 18; once every calendar year for adults)
$15 copayment Up to $45 after $15 copayment
(once every calendar year instead of lenses and frames)
Up to $200 Up to $105
Contact Lens Exam, Fitting & Evaluation $60 copayment N/A
Lenses - (once every calendar year)
  Single Vision $15 copayment Up to $45 after $15 copayment
  Lined Bifocal $15 copayment Up to $65 after $15 copayment
  Lined Trifocal  $15 copayment Up to $85 after $15 copayment
(once every year for child(ren) up to 18; once every other calendar year for adults)
Up to $200 after $15 copayment Up to $47 after $15 copayment
Laser Vision Correction Average 15% discount N/A

Employee Cost for Vision Coverage

The costs listed below (which have increased for 2018) are pre-tax, per-pay-period deductions, based on 26 pay periods a year.

  Full-Time & Part-Time
Employee Only $3.58
Employee + Children $8.13
Employee + Spouse $7.17
Employee + Family $13.00

ID Cards

VSP does not issue ID cards. The network provider needs only your social security number to verify your benefits and submit claims.

Barnes Eyecare Network Discount

BJC offers a vision discount program to all employees and their dependents through the Barnes Eyecare Network. Just show your BJC ID badge to receive discounted services. You do not have to enroll or pay anything for vision discounts. The network includes more than 150 ophthalmologists and optometrists. For more information, visit the Barnes Eyecare Network website.