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Student Vision Plan

The Caltech Student Vision Plan covers routine vision exams and includes annual allowances for eyeglass frames & lenses or contact lenses. The Plan is offered through EyeMed and features a diverse national network which includes preferred eye care practitioners and partners such as LensCrafters, Sears Optical, and Target Optical.


The Annual Cost for all three insurance terms will be billed to your Bursar account in the fall.

Annual Cost for Student including Dependent(s): $31.20

How to Enroll

To enroll in the Caltech Student Vision Plan, please contact the HR Benefits office via email or at 626-395-6443.

Make Sure you use a Vision Care Provider in the EyeMed Insight Network

You may receive care from any eyecare provider. However, you have greater cost savings when you use a provider in the EyeMed Insight Network.

Use EyeMed's online directory or download the EyeMed Members App to locate a provider.

How the Caltech Student Vision Plan Works

The Plan provides coverage based on Eye-Med's Summary of Benefits, which outlines what the plan will pay for services inside and outside of the network. You’ll typically pay for anything you owe at an in-network provider after discounts are applied during your visit. For an out-of-network provider, you will pay the full cost up front and submit an Out-of-Network claim form for reimbursement. 

  • You typically save the most money when you use a vision care provider in the EyeMed network. Network providers contract with EyeMed and agree to charge you for services based on the Plan's Summary of Benefits.
  • You typically pay more when you receive care from a provider outside of the EyeMed network because you are reimbursed less and not all services are eligible for reimbursement.

You don't need a vision ID card to receive care. When you visit your EyeMed provider, simply provide your name and date of birth. In case you need it, your Member ID is your Caltech UID followed by '01'.

If you want an ID card anyway, you can print one at or access it through the EyeMed Members App.

For Additional Information

You can contact EyeMed directly at (866) 800-5457.