Vision Service Participating Provider Benefit Amount Covered by the Plan Non-Participating Provider Benefit Amount Reimbursed by the Plan
Annual Eye Exam Covered in Full after $20 deductible $20

Vision Benefits

The MES Vision Program has been developed to provide affordable eye examinations and eyewear for Members. Members receive one comprehensive vision examination every 12 months, after a $20 exam deductible has been paid to the participating provider. If you go to a non-participating provider, you will pay for the exam at the time of service and then file a claim to receive a $20 reimbursement.


Vision Program Benefits

Members and their families also receive a 20% discount¹ off the usual and customary charges for eyewear at any of the participating providers at the time of service. There are no authorizations or claim forms required. In order to receive the discount benefit, members identify themselves as MES Vision Program members at time services are rendered. There are no limits to the number of times the discount can be used.

The discount may be applied to:

  • Lenses (single vision, bifocal, trifocal, hi-index, progressive, etc.)
  • Frames
  • Contact Lenses (see Exclusions)
  • Photochromic Lenses
  • Tints and Coatings
The 20% discount also applies to additional pairs of glasses and/or pairs of standard contact lenses.

Locate Participating Providers

To locate participating vision care providers in your area, visit:

Additional Discounts

Discounted Contact Lenses are available through MESVision OPTICS. Discounts for conventional and custom LASIK procedures² are  available through the TLCVision Advantage Program.


¹The discount does not apply to disposable, extended wear or frequent replacement contact lenses; frame repairs; promotional eye care or eyewear offers; medical/surgical treatment of the eyes; and services or materials provided by non-participating providers. There are no retroactive discounts allowed.
²LASIK vision correction is an elective procedure, performed by specially trained providers; therefore, this discount may not always be available from a provider in your immediate location.

Underwritten By:
MES-Vision-1Gerber Life Insurance Foundation
A separate subsidiary of Gerber Products
Home Office: White Plains, NY 10605