2023 Open Enrollment - Vision

Is the vision plan right for me?


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See below for important plan information including rates and services.



Check out Benefair to get answers from providers and Cornell benefits experts about our vision plan!



Davis Vision Overview

Endowed faculty and staff who elect to enroll in the  Davis Vision Plan can access care through the Davis Vision network of independent, private practice doctors or select retail partners such as Empire VisionWorks and select Walmart locations.

The Davis Vision Plan provides coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses, frames or contact lenses. If you go to a participating, in-network provider, you will pay less than if you go to an out-of-network provider. 

Need more information? Call Davis Vision at 1-877-923-2847.  Be sure to provide your client code 9092 (prior to enrollment).  You can also log on to www.davisvision.com/cornell

Plan Comparison


In-network benefit



Exam (once every calendar year)

$0 copay

Up to $50 reimbursed

Frames ( once every calendar year)



Provider offering Davis Vision Exclusive Collection of Frames3


Fashion tier

Designer tier

Premier tier




$0 copay

$0 copay

$0 copay




Visionworks Retail locations

Allowance of up to $200 toward frames, plus 20% off any overage


Other eye care professionals

Allowance of up to $150 toward frames, plus 20% off any overage

Up to $50 reimbursed

Lenses (once every calendar year)




Single, bifocal, trifocal, lenticular

$20 copay


$40 - $100 reimbursed

Lens extras

Tinting, scratch-resistant coating,

kids’ polycarbonate, oversize lenses



$0 copay



Additional lens extras

Progressives, anti-reflective, UV,

scratch coatings (up to 50% off)


Fixed copay amounts



Contact lenses - in lieu of eyeglasses ( once every calendar year)


Contacts from the Davis Vision Exclusive Collection of Contact Lenses3


    Planned replacement



  $0 copay – 4 boxes

$0 copay – 2 boxes




  Visionworks (in-network)  


 Other eye care professionals

  (in-network or out-of-network)

Allowance of up to $150 toward Contacts, plus 15% off any



Up to $150 reimbursed

Contact lens fitting fee

    Davis Vision Exclusive Collection3


    Standard and specialty


$20 copay


15%  discount


$0 reimbursed

Rates for 2023 are the same as 2021!





Per Pay Period

24 Pay Periods

26 Pay Periods





Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner




Employee + Child(ren)




Employee + Family




Rates Effective 1/1/2020 through 12/31/2023


1 - Who? 2 - Which Plan? 3 - Dental?

4 Vision?

5 Spending Account?

6 Legal?

Open Enrollment for 2023: November 1 - November 21, 2022

We encourage you to use the Workday Decision Enrollment Guide before going into Workday.