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Endowed Vision Plan

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The Davis Vision Plan provides coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses, frames or contact lenses.

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 VisionWorks and select Walmart locations. If you go to a participating, in-network provider, you will pay less than if you go to an out-of-network provider. 


 Tools & Resources

Contact DavisVision by MetLife
833-Eye-Life (1-833-393-5433)


Service Center Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST M-F
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST Sat.

DavisVision by MetLife:

  • Find a provider, plan details, resources, and FAQs.

MetLife Insurance Portal:

  • member login to access claims, ID cards, forms, etc.

Vision Plan Details

2024 Plan Coverage

Benefit

In-network benefit

Out-of-network

reimbursement

Exam (once every calendar year)

$0 copay

Up to $50 reimbursed

Frames ( once every calendar year)

$0 copay

Up to $50 reimbursed

Provider offering Davis Vision Exclusive Collection of Frames3

Fashion tier

Designer tier

Premier tier

$0 copay

$0 copay

$0 copay

N/A

Visionworks Retail locations

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

N/A

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)

Lenses

Single, bifocal, trifocal, lenticular

$20 copay

$40 - $100 reimbursed

Lens extras

Tinting, scratch-resistant coating,

kids’ polycarbonate, oversize lenses

$0 copay

N/A

Additional lens extras

Progressives, anti-reflective, UV,

scratch coatings (up to 50% off)

Fixed copay amounts

N/A

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

Contacts from the Davis Vision Exclusive Collection of Contact Lenses

    Disposable

    Planned replacement

  $0 copay – 4 boxes

$0 copay – 2 boxes

N/A

  Visionworks (in-network)  

 Other eye care professionals

  (in-network or out-of-network)

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

Up to $150 reimbursed

Contact lens fitting fee

    Davis Vision Exclusive Collection

    Standard and specialty

$20 copay

15%  discount2

$0 reimbursed

Rates

Effective 1/1/2024 through 12/31/2024

Premiums

Monthly

Per Pay Period

24 Pay Periods

26 Pay Periods

Employee

$5.57

$2.79

$2.57

Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner

$11.13

$5.57

$5.14

Employee + Child(ren)

$11.69

$5.85

$5.40

Employee + Family

$16.28

$8.14

$7.51

Rates Effective 1/1/2024 through 12/31/2024

Davis Vision I.D. Cards

If you are newly enrolled, you will receive a Welcome letter with I.D. cards.  This information will include participating providers based on your zip code.   

You can also print ID cards from MyBenefits (www.mybenefits.metlife.com) or view ID cards on the MetLife mobile app. You can request new replacement cards by calling 833-Eye-Life (1-833-393-5433).

Forms

Plan Documentation

Eligibility

You

Endowed Benefits-eligible* faculty and staff members can enroll in the vision plan.

*If you are uncertain of your eligibility status for this benefit, please contact your HR representative to review.

Your Dependents

  • The employee must qualify for and be actively enrolled in Cornell’s vision plan for a spouse/domestic partner and child(ren) to be enrolled.
  • Children are eligible for coverage through December 31 of the year they turn age 26.

*If you are uncertain of your eligibility status for this benefit, please contact your HR representative.

Effective Date of Coverage

Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1.  Outside of Open Enrollment, your benefits will become effective on the first day of the pay period after your date of hire or qualified event (i.e. marriage, divorce).  If your date of hire or qualified event is the first day of the pay period, your effective date is the date of hire/qualified event.