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Vision Plan

All eligible employees appointed half-time or more for a period of more than six months, and their eligible dependents, are automatically enrolled in the vision insurance plan.

  • Premiums are paid by the CSU.
  • May visit any licensed ophthalmologist, optometrist or dispensing optician of choice.
  • By choosing a Select Network provider in the Vision Service Plan (VSP), the insurance will cover more out-of-pocket costs. To find a Select Network provider outside of California, log-in at or call VSP at (800) 877-7195.
  • Administrator is Vision Service Plan (VSP).

The vision plan includes:

  • One comprehensive eye exam every calendar year.
  • One pair of lenses every other calendar year (or calendar year if your prescription changes) and one frame every other calendar year.
  • Contact lenses every other calendar year when contact lenses are provided in lieu of all other lens and frame benefits.

Accessing Benefits

  • Claim form is not required when using standard in-network benefits.
  • For employees eligible for the Video Display Terminal benefit, print the VDT Claim Form (.pdf) and present this to the VSP Select Network doctor or non-VSP provider.
  • Services provided by a non-VSP provider must be paid in full by the employee. For reimbursement, complete a VSP Out-of-Network Reimbursement form (.pdf).

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Last Updated: February 9, 2011