UPMC for Life plans include routine vision coverage for exams and eyewear. Members receive one routine vision exam plus a routine vision allowance every one or two years, depending on their plan. You can see any provider you like, even if the provider is not in our vision provider network. Click here to find a participating vision provider.
The routine vision allowance applies toward the cost of eyewear, including lenses, frames, or contact lenses. Routine vision allowance amounts vary by plan. Click here to view and compare plans by county.
How does the routine vision benefit work?
- If you receive routine vision services from a participating provider, your vision provider will bill the plan.
- If you receive routine vision services from a non-participating provider, you may have to pay the cost of the services at the time of your appointment. After your appointment you can submit a claim to the plan for reimbursement. You will be reimbursed up to the allowance amount for your plan. You will receive a reimbursement form in your welcome kit once you become a UPMC for Life member.
The routine vision allowance does not apply to glasses after cataract surgery. It is excluded from the yearly deductible, if applicable, and does not count toward your annual out-of-pocket maximum.