State of Texas Vision participants: Did you know you can order glasses or contacts online and apply your vision benefits in one convenient step?
The plan’s provider network now includes Glasses.com
and 1-800 Contacts
, as well as ContactsDirect.com
. Participants can order eyeglasses or contacts and apply their vision benefits to their purchase instead of submitting a claim later for reimbursement.
Glasses.com offers a large selection of prescription glasses and sunglasses. You can try frames using an online “virtual mirror” or at home for up to 30 days with free shipping and returns. After purchase you can go to any LensCrafters store for free adjustments. 1-800 Contacts and ContactsDirect.com carry contact lenses from all major manufacturers.
All three vendors can answer questions by phone or online chat. 1-800 Contacts also offers a mobile app for uploading prescriptions, placing orders and setting reminders.
Use your benefits before they expire
State of Texas Vision participants and their covered dependents can apply an allowance to either eyeglass frames or contacts. (The allowance does not cover eyeglass lenses; lenses from network providers are covered after a copay.)
You have until August 31 to use your Plan Year 2020 benefits. If you are a Medicare-eligible participant and you do not elect to continue your State of Texas Vision coverage at Fall Enrollment, you have until December 31 to use your PY21 benefits. All participants enrolled in State of Texas Vision can use their Plan Year 2021 benefits between September 1 and August 31, 2021.
For details and a complete list of plan providers, visit the State of Texas Vision website