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Print friendly Modified October 13, 2014
Your Coverage Options

USG provides vision coverage through EyeMed. Its provider network includes top national retail chains, such as LensCrafters®, Sears OpticalSM, Target Optical®, JCPenney Optical® and many Pearle Vision® locations. Most employees have access to local, in-network providers.

Effective January 1, 2015, proof of full-time student status will no longer be required for covered dependents ages 19 – 25. You may cover your dependent children up to the end of the month of his/her 26th birthday.

If you are adding new dependents to any coverage, you may be required to show documentation of your relationship or your child’s age. Examples include a marriage certificate, birth certificate, adoption certificate, and income tax returns.

If both you and your spouse are eligible University System of Georgia employees, only one may elect to cover the other spouse and/or dependent children.

Here are the features of your vision benefit option:


Out-of-network Reimbursement


$10 copay


Single vision lens

$25 copay


Frame contribution

$150 allowance


Contact lenses

$150 allowance


Medically necessary contact lenses

Paid in full


As you can see, you’ll receive greater benefits when you use in-network providers and retailers. You’ll find plenty of providers to choose from at or by calling 1-866-800-5457.

For more information on your vision option, check out this EyeMed Benefits at-a-glance and Vision rates.