Vision Coverage

Vision care is an important part of your overall health which is why Emory offers an optional vision plan through EyeMed Vision Care.

EyeMed Vision Care

Optional vision coverage through EyeMed Vision Care includes a routine eye exam and equipment (lenses, frames, contacts) once every 12 months.

To see what the plan covers, refer to the Quick Guide.

EyeMed Vision Care offers a large network of providers including:

  • Emory Eye Center
  • LensCrafters
  • Pearle Vision
  • Target Optical

For a more complete list, call 855-270-2343 or go to the EyeMed Vision Care website;  Select Find a Provider (top menu), enter your zip code, click on Choose Network and click Select, then click on Get Results.

2023-24 EyeMed Vision Care Rates
Monthly Rate
Employee Only$12.28
Employee + child(ren)$24.50
Employee + spouse$23.28

Coverage with your Medical Plan

If you are enrolled in Emory's medical plan, you can receive one vision exam per calendar year at an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Because an annual vision exam is considered preventive care, it is covered at 100%.

To locate a vision provider on the medical plan, use Aetna's DocFind:

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  • Regular full-time or part-time employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week are eligible.
  • Full-time temporary positions on a six-month or longer assignment are eligible.
  • If you elect coverage, your eligible dependents are also eligible for coverage.

Coverage begins on an employee's date of hire. If you are benefits-eligible, you must enroll during your first 31 days of employment with Emory.

How to Enroll

New Hires

Eligible employees can enroll through Self-Service anytime during the first 31 days of employment. View Step-by-Step Enrollment Instructions.

If you do not enroll during your first 31 days of employment, you will not receive coverage. Your next opportunity to enroll will be during annual enrollment.

Current Employees

Employees are provided an opportunity to make changes to their benefits each year during annual enrollment (typically held in June of each year for the upcoming academic year July-June).


Know Before You Go

EyeMed’s Know Before You Go tool helps you to estimate your out-of-pocket costs. Learn more:

Members-only special offers

Save more on your vision care with these special offers.

Emory Eye Center

Emory faculty and staff and their immediate family members are eligible to receive services and discounts at the Emory Eye Center. Participation in the Emory medical plan is not required to receive the discount.

The Emory Eye Center has several locations in and around Atlanta. To schedule an appointment, call 404-778-2020.


  • Routine vision screenings by an Emory Optometrist:If you are covered on the Emory medical plan, you can receive one routine eye exam annually that is 100% covered by insurance.
  • Eyeglass packages: 25% discount on eyewear, including basic frames and lenses at a range of competitive prices.
  • Contact lenses: 10% discount on most disposable contact lenses. Discount valid only with an examination by an Emory Eye Center provider.
  • Contact lens fitting and exam: $80–$160, depending upon complexity.
  • LASIK surgery: 25% discount on refractive surgery for employees and dependents at Emory Laser Vision (located on the Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital campus). Call 404-778-2SEE to schedule a free evaluation.

Important Note: Plan participants cannot use EyeMed Vision Care and discounts from the Emory Eye Center at the same time.

Contact Information

EyeMed Vision Care
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Emory Eye Center
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