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Vision Coverage

In addition to health and dental options, DC Health Link is also pleased to provide its customers access to individual vision insurance plans. This option is currently available to DC residents through a partnership with Vision Service Plan (VSP). VSP is the largest not-for-profit vision insurance plan in America and covers nearly 60 million customers in the United States, including many District residents. VSP is offering the option of two vision insurance plans for individuals and their families to choose from, and enrollment is available year-round.

Note: Consumers who choose to purchase a vision plan do so directly through VSP's online enrollment system and not through DC Health Link.

Consumers can choose between two plan options:

120 Option

  • An Exam every 12 months
  • Lenses every 12 months
  • Frames every 12 months
  • $15 copay for exams; $25 copay for lenses/frames
  • $120 Retail Frame Allowance (RFA) - the amount per year that may be used to purchase frames; OR
  • $120 Elective Contact Lens Allowance (ECL) - the amount per year that may be used to purchase contact lenses. Contacts may be chosen instead of glasses
Covered Individuals Monthly Premium Annual Premium
Member $12.96 $155.52
Member + 1 $24.63 $295.56
Member + Family $33.75 $405.00

Standard (150) Option

  • An Exam every 12 months
  • Lenses every 12 months
  • Frames every 12 months
  • $15 copay for exams; $25 copay for lenses/frames
  • $150 Retail Frame Allowance (RFA) - the amount per year that may be used to purchase frames; OR
  • $150 Elective Contact Lens Allowance (ECL) - the amount per year that may be used to purchase contact lenses. Contacts may be chosen instead of glasses
Covered Individuals Monthly Premium Annual Premium
Member $14.55 $174.60
Member + 1 $27.60 $331.20
Member + Family $37.83 $453.96

Please note that enrollment in a vision insurance plan does not constitute enrollment into a plan that offers minimum essential health coverage. Having minimum essential health coverage is nessessary to meet the federal requirement to have adequate health insurance. Premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions cannot be used for vision insurance plans or products.
Enroll by Phone: 855-397-2013