Vision Benefits

GW offers a choice of voluntary vision plans through UnitedHealthcare (UHC).

When you use a UHC Vision provider (PDF) you generally pay less; however, the vision plans offer you the flexibility to see any provider you choose.

In-network, covered-in-full benefits (after applicable copay) include a comprehensive exam, eye glasses with standard single vision, lined bifocal or lined trifocal lenses, standard scratch-resistant coating and the frame, or contact lenses in lieu of eye glasses.

The UHC Basic Vision plan includes a comprehensive eye examination, as well as eyeglasses (lenses (PDF) and frame), or contact lenses, after applicable copays. The plan gives you benefits for both exam and materials, with the lowest potential out of pocket expense. UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Vision Benefits Summary (PDF) provides a two-page overview of coverage, copays and expected savings.  The UnitedHealthcare Basic Vision Certificate of Coverage (PDF) booklet provides an in-depth look at what your plan covers and how benefits are paid.

Enhanced Vision Plan

Finding a provider is easy with the UHC online provider locator. UHC also provides a 24-hour, toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-800-839-3242 to locate the nearest provider.

When scheduling your appointment, simply let the provider know that you are a UnitedHealthcare Vision member – there are no ID cards to worry about, but you do have the option to print an ID card (PDF) if you prefer.