We Took the Tricky Out of Eye Insurance and Designed Vision Care Plans That Are Simple, Flexible, and Affordable

For far too long, individual vision insurance has been complex and expensive. That’s what prompted us to start Vision Care Direct. We wanted to reinvent the vision care plan industry and help consumers take back control of their benefits.

We believe a good vision care plan should put you first and have simple, flexible, and affordable options for your every need.

We don’t identify as an eye insurance company, because we’re not. We go beyond plans and are committed to holistic eye health.

Here are some of the ways we differentiate ourselves from traditional eye insurance companies.

Eye Insurance Companies Complicate Vision Care

Most standard eye insurance companies use hard-to-understand industry jargon in their policies, making it difficult to know what you’re getting from an individual vision insurance plan. This just adds to the confusion and can be frustrating when you experience surprise expenses.

At Vision Care Direct, we don’t beat around the bush or include unnecessary fluff. Our language is simple and to the point, so you understand exactly what you’re signing up for.

And once you’re enrolled, you’ll have your own VCD account, where you can access all your vision care plan information. This way, you never have to wonder what’s included in your coverage.

Individual Vision Insurance Plans Are Designed with One Set of Consumer Needs in Mind

Eye insurance companies create their plans to satisfy a specific set of needs. But unfortunately, that can often leave out others that are just as important. On the other hand, sometimes you’re over-covered and end up overpaying as a result.

You deserve to have a vision care plan that suits you. Vision Care Direct offers three options that are flexible enough to help you get the care you need.

  • Our Exam Only Plan covers comprehensive eye exams and the refraction and dilation of pupils when indicated. Regular exams are not only beneficial to your eye health, but your overall health as well.
  • Our Materials Only Plan provides you with a frame allowance, so you can shop for high-quality glasses without sacrificing on style. This allowance can also be put toward contact lenses.
  • Our Exam + Materials Plan combines our other two plans. You can look forward to comprehensive eye exams plus a frame allowance for your preferred eyewear – whether glasses or contacts.

You May Experience High Out-of-Pocket Costs with an Individual Vision Insurance Plan

Individual vision plans generally have limited coverage, which results in you paying more out of pocket at the doctor’s office. And even if you do find great coverage, it’s likely your premium is costly.

Vision Care Direct makes vision care affordable while minimizing out-of-pocket expenses. Because our plans are so straightforward, you don’t have to worry about unexpected bills down the road.

Eye Insurance Companies Make Out-of-Network Reimbursement Difficult

If you see an out-of-network provider with an individual vision insurance plan, your eye insurance company will make it difficult to request any sort of reimbursement for your visit. In fact, it may be altogether impossible.

While your benefits are significantly enhanced by going to an in-network provider, we understand that in some situations you may prefer to see a doctor outside of the VCD network.

For these cases, we provide a no-hassle solution. You can submit an out-of-network reimbursement request quickly and easily online. In addition, you can request to utilize your member benefits if you visit a LASIK provider for your eye care needs.

You Can’t Message a Doctor for Advice

Eye insurance companies allow you to search for in-network providers near you (just like us!), but what they don’t do is let you message a doctor directly for advice.

We all have simple questions from time to time that don’t warrant a full appointment. That’s why we have optometrists available to get you answers. You can use our “Ask a Doctor” feature on our website to send your message, and an optometrist will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

And the best part? You don’t even have to be a Vision Care Direct member yet to use this perk!

The Difference Is Clear. Enroll in a Vision Care Plan from Vision Care Direct!

Getting a vision care plan has never been easier. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for just yourself or a family of 10, we can help you choose a plan that combines quality coverage with affordable price.

At Vision Care Direct, we’re committed to making eye care accessible to all, and it starts by focusing on our customers’ individual needs.

Visit our Members page for information about joining Vision Care Direct and to begin your enrollment. If you have any questions, call (877) 488-8900 or send us a message online.