GIC Retiree Vision Discount Plan

Find out if you’re eligible to enroll in the GIC Retiree Vision Discount Plan. Learn about what benefits and coverage the plan offers.

Davis Vision is the carrier for the Retiree Vision Discount Plan. This plan is available at any of the almost 45,000 nationwide Davis Vision providers. It offers significant discounts on:

  • Eye examinations (including dilation): There is no limit on the number of examinations or eyewear you may purchase.
  • Frames: You can choose from over 200 plan frames, and can receive credit towards non-plan frames.
  • Contact lenses: You can save money on disposable and frequent replacement contact lenses.
  • Spectacles: You can save money on eyeglass prescriptions for:
    • Glass
    • Plastic
    • Single vision
    • Bifocal or trifocal lenses
    • Standard and oversized lenses
    • Clear or tinted lenses

      If you already have an eyewear prescription, you can fill your prescription at a Davis Vision provider without getting an eye exam. All eyeglasses you buy through the Retiree Vision Discount Plan are covered by a 2-year unconditional warranty against breakage, under normal wearing conditions, at no additional cost. Do not throw out broken glasses. You can bring them back to the Davis Vision provider to be fixed or replaced.

There is no monthly premium or fee to use the program. You just pay for the services at the discounted price when you need them. However, in order to participate, you must call Davis Vision before visiting the provider’s office.

If you want to buy services, or just have some questions, you can contact Davis Vision online (client code 7621) or call Davis Vision at (800) 224-1157 and speak to a Member Service Representative. Member Service Representatives are available:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. -11p.m. EST

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST

Sunday: 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. EST

TDD/TTY: (800) 523-2847

You must pay in advance for services through Davis Vision by calling the above phone number. You can pay by credit card, a money order or personal check. Please allow sufficient time for the payment to be processed.

Eligibility

You are eligible to enroll in this plan if you have GIC coverage and you are a:

  • State retiree
  • Elderly Governmental Retiree (EGR)
  • Survivor (spouse or dependent of a member of the Massachusetts public retirement system who died)
  • GIC Retired Municipal Teacher (RMTs who do not participate in the municipal health-only program)
  • Dependent of eligible retiree (if you are covered under the retiree's GIC health plan)

Retirees and survivors from municipalities that are participating in the health-only program are not eligible for this program. If you have recently retired, please make sure that the GIC has been notified before you call Davis Vision.

Your family members are only eligible if they are covered under your GIC health plan.

Learn more about the GIC Retiree Vision Plan

Contact Davis Vision  (client code 7621) 1-800-224-1157 Contact Davis Vision for a list of participating providers and other benefit details.

What the plan covers

The plan provides discounts on:

  • Eye examinations: including dilation, as professionally indicated.
  • Frames: over 200 plan frames to choose from, or receive a credit towards non-plan frames.
  • Spectacle Lenses: Includes all eyeglass prescriptions; glass or plastic; single vision, bifocal or trifocal lenses; standard and oversized lenses; clear or tinted lenses - all at great savings to you.
  • Contact Lenses: The latest disposable and frequent replacement contact lenses are available at terrific savings.

Who is eligible for the GIC Retiree Vision Discount Plan

All state retirees, Elderly Governmental Retirees (EGRs), survivors and GIC Retired Municipal Teachers (RMTs) who do not participate in the municipal health-only program) are eligible for the GIC Retiree Vision Plan. Dependents of eligible retirees are eligible for the program if they are covered under the retiree's GIC health plan. Retirees and survivors from municipalities that are participating in the health-only program are not eligible for this program. If you are recently retired, please be sure that the GIC has been notified before you call Davis Vision.

How to receive services

To purchase services, call Davis Vision at 1-800-224-1157 and speak to a Member Service Representative. Please allow sufficient time for payment to be processed.

Who to call to answer your questions

Please call Davis Vision at 1-800-224-1157 with any questions or to purchase services. Member Service Representatives are available M-F 8 am-11pm E.S.T, Saturday: 9am-4pm E.S.T and Sunday: 12 pm-4pm. TDD/TTY (teletypewriter) services are available by calling 1-800-523-2847.

How to pay for services

All charges are the responsibility of the retiree and must be made in advance, through Davis Vision, using the payment option of your choice. You may pay by credit card, a money order or personal check.

Your eyeglasses are covered by a warranty

All eyeglasses supplied completely through the Davis Vision laboratory are covered by a two-year unconditional warranty against breakage, under normal wearing conditions, at no additional cost. Do not throw out broken glasses. Bring them back to the Davis Vision provider to be fixed or replaced.

There is no limit on the eyewear you can purchase

There is no limit on the number of examinations or eyewear you may purchase.

If you already have an eyewear prescription, you can fill your prescription at a Davis Vision provider without getting an eye exam

You cannot use a non-participating Davis Vision provider and get a discount on eyewear and eye exams

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