Everyone's looking to save money, but some state retirees are not familiar with one of their GIC benefits - the GIC Vision Discount Program. There is no monthly premium or fee to use the program; you pay for the services at the discounted price when they're needed. Provided by Davis Vision, the program offers significant discounts on the following vision services:
  • Eye examinations
  • Frames - 280 plan styles or credit towards non-plan frames
  • Spectacle lenses - all eyeglass prescriptions; glass or plastic; single vision, bifocal or trifocal lenses; clear or tinted lenses
  • Contact lenses - disposable, frequent replacement and standard, soft, and daily-wear
  • Two-year unconditional warranty against breakage

Savings examples include:



Service and Materials

Average Retail Value

State Retiree Cost

Eye examination (in Massachusetts)

$100

$50

Davis Vision frame with Varilux™ no-line Bifocal progressive lenses

$375

$194

Tint

$20

$0

Scratch resistant coating

$40

$20

Two-year breakage warranty

$30+

$0

TOTAL COST

$565+

$264

Savings with GIC Retiree Vision Discount Program

$301

The plan is available at any of the over 19,000 participating Davis Vision providers throughout the United States. To find participating providers, go to www.davisvision.com and enter your GIC ID number or control code 7621. To take advantage of this program, find providers near you, and for additional details, call Davis Vision at 1-800-224-1157 .


This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.