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Aetna Vision Preferred Plan

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Healthier vision starts here

Nationwide coverage and eye-opening savings

New Hires have 60 days to choose benefits.

Sign up at or call 1-877-888-3337.

Top 3 reasons to get an Aetna Vision Preferred plan

  1. $300 to spend on frames with our high option and $160 with our standard option.
  2. Large, nationwide network including online ordering options.
  3. Low or no copay lens treatment options, like blue light filtering.

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With an Aetna vision plan, you'll get more for less. More choice, convenience, quality, and savings. Healthier vision happens together. Visit to learn more and connect live.

2023 Aetna Vision℠ Preferred plan Biweekly rates

These rates do not apply to all Enrollees. If you are in a special enrollment category, please refer to the FEHB Program website or contact the agency or Tribal Employer which maintains your health benefits enrollment.

Table of Aetna Vision 2023 biweekly rates.
Self only Self + 1 Self & family
Standard $3.12 $6.24 $9.36
High $5.64 $11.26 $16.90

2023 Aetna Vision℠ Preferred plan Monthly rates

These rates do not apply to all Enrollees. If you are in a special enrollment category, please refer to the FEHB Program website or contact the agency or Tribal Employer which maintains your health benefits enrollment.

Table of Aetna Vision 2023 monthly rates.
Self only Self + 1 Self & family
Standard $6.76 $13.52 $20.28
High $12.22 $24.40 $36.62

Benefit and cost comparisons (see the difference)

Table of benefits.
  You pay***
Key benefit features in the Aetna® network Standard option High option
Routine eye exam once every calendar year $0 $0
You'll also get an additional 20% off any balance over the frame allowance. Frame choices aren't limited to frame towers or collections.
You get $160 allowance once every calendar year You get $300 allowance once every calendar year
Standard plastic lenses — single, bifocal, trifocal, lenticular once every calendar year in lieu of contacts $10 $0
Standard progressive lenses $75 $0
Most premium progressive lenses $95 – $120 $40 – $65
Standard polycarbonate lenses; scratch coating $0 $0
UV treatment; tint $15 copay for each $0
Most anti-reflective coatings $45 – $68 $20 – $43
Receive an additional 15% off any balance over the allowance on conventional contact lenses once every calendar year in lieu of eyeglass lenses
You get $150 You get $170
Standard contact lens fit and follow-up $40 fixed discount** $40 fixed discount**
Premium contact lens fit and follow-up 90% of retail price 90% of retail price

See the savings

With Aetna Preferred plan, you can save money on the glasses you need. And get the look you want without breaking the bank. Take a look at how much you could save, even with premium lenses and extra features.

Table of Aetna Vision rates.
Exam / eyeglasses Without an Aetna FEDVIP vision plan With the Aetna FEDVIP vision high option plan
Exam $127 $0
$300 eyeglass frame $300 $0
Varilux® Comfort progressive lenses (tier 2) $271 $50
Standard polycarbonate lenses $65 $0
Crizal® Alize with UV premium anti-reflective coating (tier 2) $124 $43
Self-only annual premium (pre-tax for employees) $0 $147
Totals $887 $240 (a $647 savings)

Other Aetna Vision Preferred plan advantages

  • No deductible to meet — the plan starts paying right away
  • Choose any available frame
  • No limit on what brand of contact lenses network providers can prescribe — you get maximum benefits no matter which brand you choose
  • Aetna Vision℠ Preferred plan mobile app — download for free! And easily find a provider, view your ID card, get benefit information and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Special offers are available on to members!
  • Welcome kit mailed to your home with 2 ID cards
  • You can use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) toward your out–of-pocket expenses
  • International travel solution — we’re ready to help if a vision emergency sneaks up on you when traveling abroad

Go practically anywhere for eye care

With the Aetna Vision℠ Preferred plan, you can see any provider you want in the Aetna network or out. But remember, network providers will cost you less.

Choice, convenience, flexibility

We know you live busy lives, that’s why our network includes providers with convenient evening and weekend hours. You can receive care from any of our 120,000 eyecare providers including top retailers like:

You can also apply your benefits online at any of the below retailers:

Keep your eye health in focus

It’s important for everyone to get an annual eye exam, even if you don’t need vision correction.

Your eyes play an important role in your overall health at every age. Did you know that:

  • Babies should have their first eye exam between 6 and 12 months old1
  • A growing number of school-age children have vision problems that affect learning2
  • Regular eye exams can help identify early signs of health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol3
  • Pregnancy can cause vision changes that your doctor should know about4

Just like you monitor your overall wellbeing, it’s important to stay on top of your eye health too. That’s why our vision partner, EyeMed, has easy to use tools to help you spot common vision issues. Visit the Eye Condition Simulator to learn how to identify common eye diseases and when to speak to a doctor.

Enroll today at or call 1-877-888-3337.

*Internal database as of July 2021.

**The amount shown is the negotiated discounted price you will pay the provider. Discounts may not be available in all states at all in-network providers. To see a list of providers who do honor discounts, go to directly to , select Find a Provider, and if you see "May not accept all additional plan discounts" you should contact the provider to confirm.

***Please refer to the plan brochure in Section 4, Your Cost for Covered Services, for the nationwide reimbursement schedule and Section 6, International Services and Supplies, for the international reimbursement schedule.

1 “Recommended eye examination frequency for pediatric patients and adults,” American Optometric Association, Accessed August 2022.
2 "Vision problems of school-age children," Accessed August 2022.
3 "See the Full Picture of Your Health with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam," American Optometric Association, Accessed August 2022.
4 "Pregnancy can cause dry eyes and other vision changes," Accessed August 2022.

Policies and plans are insured and/or administered by Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). Certain clai​ms administration services are provided by First American Administrators, Inc. and certain network administration services are provided through EyeMed Vision Care ("EyeMed"), LLC.

Not all services are covered. See plan documents for a complete description of benefits, exclusions and limitations of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. These are the plan's main exclusions and limitations. See the booklet-certificate for a complete description. The plan does not cover: special vision procedures, such as orthoptics, vision therapy or vision training; vision services or supplies that do not meet professionally accepted standards; plano (nonprescription) lenses; nonprescription sunglasses; two pair of glasses in lieu of bifocals; medical and/or surgical treatment of the eyes; cosmetic services; lost or broken lenses, frames, glasses or contact lenses.

Providers in the Aetna Vision network are contracted and credentialed through EyeMed Vision Care, LLC according to EyeMed's requirements. EyeMed and Aetna are independent contractors and not agents of each other. Provider participation may change without notice.

External websites links are provided for your information and convenience only and does not imply or mean that Aetna endorses the content of such linked websites or third-party services. Aetna has no control over the content or materials contained therein. Aetna therefore makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, about such linked websites, the third parties they are owned and operated by, and the information and/or the suitability or quality of the products contained on them.

New Hires have 60 days to choose benefits.

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