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Vision insurance


The University of Missouri System vision plan is available to all benefit-eligible faculty, staff, and retirees. Vision insurance is administered by EyeMed Vision Care (EyeMed).


Even if you're not enrolled in the vision plan, there are still discount options available to you. Learn more on the vision discounts page.

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Vision Plan- Monthly premiums for active employees and retirees, 2020*

Coverage level Employee/retiree cost
Self only $5.59
Self and spouse $11.15
Self and child(ren) $12.17
Self, spouse, and child(ren) $19.26

While the University negotiates a discounted group rate, this plan is 100% employee paid.

* Set premiums for retiree vision insurance are available here, however, retiree premiums may not be available for other plans because they vary according to a formula based on years of service and other factors. For an idea of what premiums would be for your particular circumstances, use the Retiree Insurance Premiums Estimator.

Expenses covered

Vision Plan- Services and coverage, 2020

Service In-network coverage cost Out-of-network reimbursement (up to)
Eye exam $10 copay/visit


Frames (any available frame at provider location)

$0 copay; $140 allowance (20% off balance over $140)


Contact lens fitting and follow-up Standard: Up to $40 maximum
Premium: 10% off retail
Contacts (includes materials only)

$0 copay; $140 allowance (15% off balance over $140)
$0 copay; $140 allowance (plus balance over $140)
Medically necessary:
$0 copay (paid-in-full)

Medically necessary:
Standard plastic lenses

Single vision, bifocal, trifocal, lenticular:
$25 copay
Standard progressive:
$80 copay
Premium progressive tiers 1–3:
$100 copay; $110 copay; $125 copay
Premium progressive tier 4:
$80 copay; 20% off retail less $120 allowance

Single vision, bifocal, trifocal, lenticular:
$45; $65; $85; $125
Standard progressive:
Premium progressive tiers 1–3:
Premium progressive tier 4:
Covered lens (standard polycarbonate for under age 19) $0 copay $5

Annual deductible

The vision plan does not have a deductible.

Network providers

Go to the plan contacts webpage to find the provider directory for this plan.

* In the event of a difference between this webpage and the plan document or summary plan description, the plan document and plan description prevail.

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Reviewed 2020-05-15