While areas of the country are starting to open, others still have shelter-at-home requirements in place due to COVID-19. VSP Vision Care® has decided to extended access to its VSP Primary EyeCare PlanSM services through June for most members and their dependents who are not currently covered with this benefit.
This offering follows the guidance of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Optometric Association (AOA) related to urgent eye care needs during the pandemic.
Further expanding the timeline of this offering will allow more members to access the care they need from their eye doctor, helping to ease the burden on already stretched emergency departments and urgent care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. VSP Primary EyeCare Plan provides additional options for doctors as well. Many Americans have medical eye care coverage through their health plans and VSP Primary EyeCare Plan services can be a helpful supplement in those cases or can be a primary source of payment when a doctor does not participate on a particular health panel.
VSP Primary EyeCare Plan provides supplemental medical eye care services for the detection, treatment, and management of ocular and visual conditions. Services include treatment for eye trauma, injury, conjunctivitis, foreign body removal, and exams and tests to diagnose sudden vision changes. Many services can be performed remotely.
Service specifics follow: