Vision Benefit

Open Enrollment is October 24–November 4, 2022
Learn about changes to benefit plans for 2023 and how to enroll at the Open Enrollment website.

Vision coverage is included with your enrollment in an IU-sponsored medical plan, but vision services have their own schedule of benefits and network providers separate from your medical plan. Additionally, amounts paid for vision services do not apply to your medical plan deductible, coinsurance, or out-of-pocket maximum.

In-network providers include the IU School of Optometry Eye Care Centers (Atwater Eye Care Center and Indianapolis Eye Care Center), LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears, Target, 1-800 Contacts, and other independent eye care professionals. Review the plan-specific information below to learn more or find a provider.

Benefits include:

The vision benefit is for routine eye care and corrective eye care only. For medical treatment of the eyes, visit a medical network eye care physician. Medical eye care includes services for such conditions as eye injuries, glaucoma, and retinal detachment. The medical deductible and out-of-pocket maximums apply to medical eye services.

Anthem Blue View Vision (Anthem PPO HDHP and PPO $500 plans)

Those enrolled in an Anthem PPO medical plan (Anthem PPO HDHP or Anthem PPO $500 Deductible), will receive the Anthem Blue View Vision benefit with no separate enrollment. Membership in this plan will be identified on the member’s Anthem medical plan card.

To find an independent in-network provider, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit www.anthem.com.
  2. Click on Find A Doctor under the “Useful Tools” section on the right side of the page.
  3. Either Log in if you already have an online account or enter as a Guest.
  4. Select Through my employer under the “How do you get insurance” question.
  5. Select Indiana under the “What state do you want to search in” question.
  6. Select Vision under “What type of care are you searching for” question.
  7. Select Blue View Vision under “Select a plan/network.”
  8. Click on the Continue button.
  9. Enter a Zip Code or City and State under the “Located near.” Select a distance to provider, if desired.
  10. Click the Search button.

EyeMed Vision (IU Health HDHP plan)

Those enrolled in the IU Health HDHP plan will receive the EyeMed Vision with no separate enrollment.  A separate membership card for EyeMed will be issued to members by mail.

For network providers, claims and questions you can download the “EyeMed Members” app through the Apple iTunes store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or call member services at 866-804-0982 for assistance.

To find an independent in-network provider, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit www.eyemed.com.
  2. Click on Find a Provider in the green menu bar at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your Zip Code to find providers nearest you.
  4. Select INSIGHT in the Choose Network drop down menu.
  5. Click the Get Results button.
  6. Or download the “EyeMed Members” app through the Apple iTunes store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  7. Or call 1-866-804-0982 for assistance.