There simply are no added premium costs to the company or its employees.
Companies that take advantage of the program enable their employees and their immediate family members to save up to 20% on most vision care products and services:
• Routine eye examinations, contact lens evaluations, children's eye care
other eye health services.
• Fashion frames from Carrera, Gucci, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Polaroid, Kate Spade, and other top designers.
• Lenses including UV protection, anti-scratch coating, and more.
• Contact Lenses from Alcon, Acuvue, and other name brand companies.
(Actual savings do depend on the participating office.)
The Vision Source 20/20 Advantage Eye Care Program is strictly voluntary and is available to those who wish to take advantage of its benefits.
Why does Vision Source offer the program? It's central to our determination to make quality eye care more affordable to employees of smaller companies without vision benefit plans.
Complete and return the request form to receive an enrollment packet today! Still have questions about the Vision Source 20/20 Advantage Eye Care Program? Read our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact the National Coordinator:
To locate a Vision Source doctor in your area, click here.
Please note: Offer may vary by area and/or participating office. Individual insurance carriers and policies may cover some products and services. Benefits are based on and will be applied to non- or uninsured services only. Benefits are not meant to replace individual health care insurers. Savings and costs may vary by provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does the employer have to sign up in order for its employees to get the savings?
A. Yes. The program is designed to help small businesses provide benefits to their employees. It as a way for them to meet increasing insurance costs that impact their ability to attract and retain good people.
Q. Do all employees have to participate?
A. No. Participation is strictly voluntary. One person can use the program or they all can.
Q. What is the enrollment process?
A. Employees are not asked to specifically enroll in the program. Only the employer is asked to complete a simple information sheet that lets Vision Source know whom the company contact is, and how many employees are in the organization. Once that information is received, Vision Source sends sufficient enrollment cards to the employer and asks that the employer distribute them accordingly. The information is used only by Vision Source to send periodic newsletters to the employer that includes eye health information and, from time to time, special eye care incentives.
Q. How does a Vision Source office know a new patient is a 20/20 participant?
A. The employee merely presents the enrollment card previously distributed by the employer at the time of the visit, and this information is then entered into his or her permanent office record.
Q. What about family members?
A. Everyone in the immediate family living at home, and students, are eligible.
Q. Are employees restricted to a particular Vision Source office?
A. Not at all. Employees and their participating family members have your pick from any Vision Source office that is participating in the 20/20 program. The savings, however, may differ from office to office.
Q. What if an employee leaves the company?
A. If the new company doesn’t have vision coverage, Vision Source will be happy to sign them up.
Q. Does payment have to be made at the time of service in order to get the 20/20 benefit?
A. Because Vision Source is offering this as a special benefit, payment is expected at the time of the visit.
Q. How does the program interact with other insurance coverage?
A. Discounts do not replace individual health care insurance. If participants do have coverage for services or products, those rates will apply. Our program will be applied only to non-insured products and services not included in your insurance plan.
Q. What reductions are offered?
A. Participants in the program get a 20% reduction in the usual and customary fees related to eye exams and other general eye care needs; 20% reduction in the usual cost of frames, lenses and special features; and preferred pricing on contact lenses (actual cost reduction varies by participating practice). All are offered as a reduction in fees for payment at time of service and cannot be combined with other offers made by the individual Vision Source office.
Q. What about the cost of laser correction consultations?
A. The 20/20 benefits may apply to laser correction consultation, but that will be up to each individual participating Vision Source office. This is also true for vision training and other special services. (NOTE: Some Vision Source offices also partner with The Laser Center (TLC) for laser vision correction. In those cases, Vision Source patients can receive up to a 10% reduction in the cost of the procedure directly from TLC; this needs to be negotiated directly with the participating TLC office.)
Q. Are the services and their costs uniform throughout Vision Source?
A. No. Each Vision Source office is independently owned and operated. Therefore, services and charges will vary.
Q. Does Vision Source inflate its fees in order to cover the 20/20 program?
A. Absolutely not. The reduction is taken directly from the office’s standard rates as a way of saying “thank you” to those participating in the program.