State of Texas Vision participants can now order glasses or contacts online and apply their vision benefits in one convenient step.
The plan’s provider network includes Glasses.com, 1-800 Contacts, along with ContactsDirect.com. Participants can order eyeglasses or contacts and apply their vision benefits to their purchase instead of submitting a claim later for reimbursement.
Glasses.com offers a large selection of prescription glasses and sunglasses. Customers can try on frames using an online “virtual mirror” or at home for up to 30 days with free shipping and returns. After purchase they can go to any LensCrafters store for free adjustments.
1-800 Contacts and ContactsDirect carry contact lenses from all major manufacturers.
All three vendors can answer questions by phone or online chat.
1-800 Contacts also offers a mobile app for:
- uploading prescriptions,
- placing orders and
- setting reminders.
Remember to use your benefits before they expire
State of Texas Vision participants and covered dependents can apply a $150 allowance per person per plan year to either eyeglass frames or contacts. (The allowance does not cover eyeglass lenses; lenses from network providers are covered after a copay.)
Participants enrolled in State of Texas Vision for Plan Year 2020 have until August 31 to use benefits. For details and a complete list of plan providers, they can visit the State of Texas Vision website.