Vision Care Direct Benefits Help You Get More for Less

At Vision Care Direct, we’re passionate about helping you prioritize your eye health with easy-to-understand, cost-effective vision benefits. The eyes are often referred to as “windows to the soul,” and it’s important to take care of them – the same way you would any other part of your body.

It’s an unfortunate fact, though, that vision care is often overlooked. People have grown accustomed to paying high out-of-pocket costs at the doctor’s office in spite of being “covered” by traditional insurance. Fortunately, Vision Care Direct is revolutionizing the industry with plans designed to get you quality eye care and eyewear for less.

Our individual vision benefits come with a whole host of perks. To ensure you get the most out of them, our experts shared their top five tips.

Understand What’s Included in Your Vision Benefits

Take the time to review your individual vision benefits. By paying attention to information like what services are included and any limitations or exclusions that may apply, you can be better prepared to maximize the value of your coverage when it’s time to visit the eye doctor.

Vision Care Direct benefits are free of complex terminology and fine print, so you always know exactly what you get and how much you’ll save. As soon as you enroll in a plan, you can create a VCD account. You’ll have all your coverage details right at your fingertips and can even review past doctor visits or search for a provider near you.

See an In-Network Provider

Your vision benefits are enhanced by seeing an in-network provider. Vision Care Direct has partnered with optometrists all across the country committed to providing the highest levels of care, while saving you money. By choosing to see a VCD provider, you can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that comes with utilizing your vision benefits to their full potential.

Locating a provider in your area is simple. Log in to your VCD account, or use our website’s “Find a Provider” search function. Get contact information, view a location’s practicing optometrists, and more.

We also offer reimbursement if you elect to see an out-of-network provider. While your vision benefits are significantly better when you visit a VCD provider, you can submit an out-of-network request online.

Use Your Vision Benefits to Get an Annual Eye Exam

One of the best ways to stay on top of your eye health and use your vision benefits as they were intended is by getting a yearly eye exam. According to a study from medical journal JAMA Ophthalmology, there were more than 93 million adults at a high risk for vision loss in the United States in 2017. Out of those individuals, only about 57% saw an eye doctor every year.

While it’s particularly important to visit an eye care professional if you’re experiencing vision issues, it’s still a good idea even if you think your eyes are perfectly fine. Utilizing your individual vision benefits for an exam means you can ensure your eyes are in optimal health and catch any potential problems before they progress.

An optometrist has the knowledge and skills to detect conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, which may not show obvious symptoms right away. By getting a diagnosis early, you can receive prompt treatment and prevent further vision loss.

Take Advantage of Savings on Eyewear

Did you know that Vision Care Direct benefits can help you save on eyewear? That’s right! With our materials coverage, you’ll receive a frame allowance that can be used toward a frame and a lens allowance to save on spectacle lenses or contact lenses. If your eyewear selection is over the allotted amount, you’ll only be responsible for the difference.

When you choose to visit a VCD PLUS provider, you can enjoy all the same vision benefits, plus more. You’ll have access to fashionable frames; single-vision, bifocal, trifocal, and progressive lens options; and add-ons like an anti-reflective coating, scratch-resistant coating, and UV protection – all for one low price.

Finally, you can say goodbye to overpaying for eyewear and hello to vision benefits that cover you where it counts!

Get Reimbursed for LASIK with Vision Care Direct Benefits

If you want to reduce your reliance on glasses and contacts, you may have considered LASIK surgery. However, the procedure can be a costly investment.

The good news is that Vision Care Direct benefits can help make LASIK more affordable. We understand the importance of clear vision and offer VCD members a reimbursement option for the procedure. All you need are copies of itemized receipts and your Vision Care Direct Member ID to complete the online form. LASIK benefits can be used in lieu of glasses or contact lenses, if that’s what is right for you.

Look Forward to Simple, Flexible, and Affordable Benefits with Vision Care Direct

We realize that navigating the world of traditional vision insurance can be confusing and expensive, which is why we strive to provide a better, more inclusive solution.

Our vision benefits are designed to be straightforward and easy to understand. You won’t have to spend hours deciphering complex policies or trying to figure out what’s covered and what’s not. We believe that vision care should be simple and hassle-free, so you can focus on what matters most – your eye health.

We also know that everyone’s vision needs are different, which is why we offer multiple coverage options. Whether you want to get an annual eye exam, new glasses or contacts, or a combination of the two, we have a plan that’s just right for you.

For more information about our vision benefits for individuals and families, call (877) 488-8900 or send us a message.