State of Texas Vision for Retirees

Vision benefits are an easy way for you and your dependents to maintain the health of your eyes. All Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans cover an annual eye exam and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and injuries. GBP health plans do not cover the cost of eyeglasses or contacts. Review your health plan’s covered services for details. State of Texas VisionSM, administered by EyeMed Vision Care, LLC., offers complete vision coverage to help you save money on eye exams and eyewear.

Plan Benefits

  • Access to thousands of providers nationwide in the EyeMed INSIGHT network, including top optical retail chains
  • Low copay for an annual eye exam
  • 24/7 access to provider and account information online and through the EyeMed mobile app 

See an overview of vision plan benefits.

Note: When using insurance benefits for vision correction or eye care, you can use benefits offered through State of Texas Vision OR the benefits available through your health plan. Benefits cannot be combined.

Eligibility and Enrollment

State of Texas Vision is available to GBP-eligible employees, retirees and dependents. You can enroll in this plan during your first 31 days of employment, during your annual benefits enrollment period or within 31 days of a qualifying life event (QLE).