RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Today, VSP Vision announced that AARP members will be eligible for exclusive individual vision and eyewear insurance plans from VSP Vision. With the retiree population growing by 1 million Americans each year, AARP Vision Plans from VSP aim to help improve access to vision care for older adults who may not have access to traditional employer provided plans or are in need of additional coverage.
“Vision issues such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are a common part of the aging process and early detection is key to preserving sight as we age. In addition to preserving eye health and seeing clearly, an eye doctor can also detect signs of more than 270 health conditions through an eye exam,” said VSP Vision Care President Kate Renwick-Espinosa. “Providing AARP Vision Care Plans from VSP helps us bring affordable, personalized eyecare to individuals and their families who may otherwise skip prioritizing their eye health while on a fixed budget.”
Launching January 2, 2024, AARP Vision Plans from VSP will offer a number of plans tailored to meet the needs of AARP members with a variety of options to personalize their coverage in a way that’s most convenient for them, including:
- Monthly or annual payment options, with full coverage plans starting at just $15/month.
- Year-round enrollment with no waiting periods.
- Enhanced coverage for progressive and anti-glare lens options, which are the most utilized lens enhancements in those 50 years and older2.
- Access to a robust network of doctors and retail options including more than 41,000 private practice doctors, 750 Visionworks® locations, and online retail options from Eyeconic.
“Access to care is all the more important as we age, yet retirees are one of the largest population groups without employer-sponsored vision care coverage,” said AARP Services Senior Vice President of Health Products and Services Greg Marion. “We’re thrilled to be making available AARP Vision Plans from VSP to our membership to help empower them to live how they want as they age.”