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Aetna Vision Preferred Plan

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Nationwide coverage and eye-opening savings

Open Enrollment ends in 48 days.

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

Get more for less with Aetna Vision Preferred

  • $300 to spend on frames with our High Option and $150 for Standard Option
  • Large, nationwide network including online ordering options
  • Lower premiums for 2021

2022 Biweekly rates

Table of Aetna Vision 2022 Biweekly rates.
Aetna Vision Self Only Self + 1 Self & Family
Standard $3.15 $6.30 $9.45
High $5.67 $11.32 $16.99

2022 Monthly rates

Table of Aetna Vision 2022 Monthly rates.
Aetna Vision Self Only Self + 1 Self & Family
Standard $6.83 $13.65 $20.48
High $12.29 $24.53 $36.81

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 $0 $0
BONUS: 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 $150 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
BONUS: 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 $150
Standard Contact Lens Fit and Follow-U $40 fixed discount** $40 fixed discount**
Premium Contact Lens Fit and Follow-Up 90% of retail price 90% of retail price

Other Aetna plan advantages

  • No deductible to meet - the plan starts paying right away
  • No limit on your choice of frames
  • 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 mobile app – download for free! And easily find a provider, view your ID card, get benefit information and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Members-only special offers are available on!
  • Award winning customer service 7 days per week
  • 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 Aetna Vision Preferred, 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 110,000 providers including top retailers like:

Aetna Vision Partner Logos: LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, Sears Optical

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

Why pick Aetna Vision Preferred?

Video Transcript

Aetna Vision Preferred Plan

Text on screen: Rick Tapnio. Retired Air Force. Current Aetna Employee. Aetna Vision Preferred Member.

Rick Tapnio: (00:03) What I love about the Aetna Preferred Vision Plan is choice, savings and convenience. That really narrows down the three most important things for myself and my family simply because we just, we didn't have that before on the plan that we had.

Text on screen: Vision plans can help keep an eye on your health.

Text on screen: John Lahr. Optometrist.

John Lahr: (00:20) Statistics show that close to four times as many people receive a comprehensive eye exam annually as compared to a physical. If they can't see that will drive them in to an optometrist or ophthalmologist to get their eye exam, maybe through a vision plan. We really look at the person in total as we're really trying to assess what's going on, not only with their eyes but what relates from their body into the eyes. Sometimes we can see it in the eye or maybe we're just looking for something that they gave us a hint on medication that we should be assessing, whether it be high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or even diabetes, both type one and type two.

Text on screen: Plans that fit your needs.

Text on screen: Sarah Marbach. Senior Business Consultant. Aetna.

Sarah Marbach: (01:01) One of the things that people most often ask is, "Which plan is going to be the best for me?" And there's no really easy answer to that question. So, that's really where it comes in, trying to focus in on what do you personally and your family need from a plan? When it comes to vision insurance, do you wear glasses? Do you wear contacts? Are you just going for your annual exam? What kind of extra features are you looking for in your plan? What's your budget like? All those types of things are going to be important factors when you're looking at different options. What's really great about Aetna's plans is that there's a plan for every type of need out there.

Text on screen: Savings

Rick Tapnio: (01:41) Without the cost savings from the Aetna Preferred Vision Plan, I would have paid hundreds more for these frames.

Text on screen: Convenience.

Rick Tapnio: (01:50) Being part of the Aetna vision plan truly allows myself to plan around my busy schedule, around my busy family schedule. I have children that are in school and when we have to make appointments for their eyecare, it usually was during work hours and it was really challenging to do that. But now I know that I can pick up the phone and make an appointment after 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM or on the weekends and make sure that my family's taken care of.

Text on screen: Choices

Sarah Marbach: (02:20) Our provider network is pretty large. We have over a hundred thousand providers nationwide, so you've got a really wide choice when it comes to what eye doctor you want to go see. We're constantly working to make sure that our benefits are top of the line for our customers.

Rick Tapnio: (02:34) I would absolutely recommend the Aetna Preferred Vision Plan to a friend or family, simply because it was the best choice for myself and my family. We looked around, you should too, and at the end of the day, you'll know it's the right one for you as well.

Text on Screen: Connect live to find out which plan works for you.

Disclaimer: The testimonials, statements and opinions expressed on this website are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used an Aetna product and/or service. All such accounts were voluntarily provided without compensation. The testimonials, statements and opinions are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use an Aetna product and/or service.

Enroll today at or call 877-888-3337.

*Internal database as of August 2020.

**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.

Vision insurance plans are underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). Certain claims administration services are provided by First American Administrators, Inc. and certain network administration services are provided through EyeMed Vision Care, LLC ("EyeMed").

This is a brief description of the features of this Aetna health benefits plan. Before making a decision, please read the plan’s applicable federal brochure(s). All benefits are subject to the definitions, limitations and exclusions set forth in the federal brochure. This material is for information purposes only. Providers participating in the Aetna Vision Network are contracted through EyeMed Vision Care, LLC (EyeMed). EyeMed and Aetna are independent contractors and not employees or agents of each other. Participating vision providers are credentialed by and subject to the credentialing requirements of EyeMed. Aetna does not provide medical/vision care or treatment and is not responsible for outcomes. Aetna does not guarantee access to vision care services or access to specific vision care providers, and provider network composition is subject to change without notice. Not all vision services are covered. Discount offers provide access to discounted services and are NOT insured benefits. Lens coverage can be used once every benefit period to purchase either one pair of eyeglass lenses throughout benefit period. Exam coverage and frame coverage can be used once every benefit period. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information about Aetna plans, refer to


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