You have a choice of two vision plans through VSP: Basic Plan or Plus Plan. The Plus plan offers lower copays and a higher allowance for frames and contacts, and has higher per-paycheck premiums. Both plans offer discounts and deals year-round.
Vision care discounts
For all health system employees, whether or not you choose vision insurance, The University of Kansas Health System Eye Center locations (Medical Pavilion, 39th and Rainbow campus and 7400 State Line Road) offer discounts to employees and immediate family members:
- LASIK/PRK/PTK surgery: receive a $600 discount per eye.
- Eyeglasses: The KU Optical Shop offers employees and family members 25% off noninsurance-paid glasses and 50% off a second pair of glasses, frame and/or lenses within 90 days of first purchase (insurance may be used on first purchase).
- Contact lenses: The KU Optical Shop offers free shipping on contact lens purchases and $10 off per box of contacts with purchase of a 1-year supply. Receive a discount of 50% on non-prescription sunglasses with any purchase of contacts.
- Medically necessary contact lenses: Receive 50% off a pair of glasses with purchase of medically necessary contact lenses within 90 days of first purchase (insurance may be used on first purchase).
For more information about LASIK/PRK/PTK discounts, please call the Eye Center at 913-588-6600. For more information about eyeglasses and contact lenses, or to order contact lenses, please call the KU Optical Shop at 913-588-6624 or email: KUOpticalShop@kumc.edu.