Vision coverage through VSP provides benefits for eye exams and vision correction treatment.



2023 Vision Plans

You can choose from three vision plans:

  • VSP Vision Core: A lower-cost vision plan with higher copays and lower allowances for vision correction materials.
  • VSP Vision Buy-Up: A vision plan with higher benefits, including lower copays and higher allowances for vision correction materials.
  • VSP Vision Buy-Up Plus: Similar to VSP Vision Buy-Up with access to enhanced eyewear options through VSP Easy Options.

You have the option to enroll in vision coverage as a new hire, during Annual Enrollment, or if you have a qualifying life event. To see your contributions and enroll, log in to the Inova Benefits Center website. To see your plan options, view the 2023 Vision Plan Comparison.

Key features at a glance


Eye exam covered every year,

with only a small copay charged to you

Coverage for eyeglasses or contact lenses

so you can choose the method of vision correction you prefer

Wide network of providers,

giving you the opportunity to save money with more generous in-network benefits

Find a network provider

You may choose to see any in- or out-of-network provider you’d like, but you’ll generally pay less when you stay in network. Visit VSP website to find an in-network provider near you.

Coverage with a participating retail chain may be different. If you plan to see a provider other than a VSP network provider, visit VSP or call 800-877-7195 for coverage details.

Coverage Details

In-network benefits VSP Vision Core VSP Vision Buy-Up VSP Vision Buy-Up Plus
Routine WellVision Exam* $10 copay $10 copay
Prescription glasses*
(instead of contacts)
Discounts available $10 copay (includes frames and lenses)
Frames* Discounts available $150 allowance for a wide selection
20% off amount over your allowance
Lenses* Discounts available Included in prescription glasses copay:
Single vision, lined bifocal and lined trifocal Polycarbonate lenses for dependent children
Lens Enhancements* Discounts available Standard Progressive: Covered in Full
Premium/Custom Progressive: $95- $175 copay
Average 20 – 25% discount off others
(instead of prescription glasses)
N/A $150 allowance; copay does not apply
Up to $60 and 15% off contact lens exam
VSP Easy Options N/A VSP Vision Buy-Up: N/A
VSP Vision Buy-Up Plus: You and each member on your plan can choose one of these enhanced eyewear options when purchasing glasses or contacts: an additional $100 frame allowance, an additional $50 contact lens allowance, fully covered progressive lenses, fully covered light-reactive lenses or fully covered anti-glare coatings
Diabetic Eyecare Plus Program N/A $20 copay
Glasses and Sunglasses
(second pair)
20% off, including lens options, from any VSP doctor within 12 months of your last WellVision Exam
Laser Vision Correction Average 15% off the regular price or 5% off the promotional price

*Every calendar year.

Reflects coverage with VSP network providers, including participating retail chains.