Making vision insurance crystal clear
Understanding and using your vision insurance benefits is easy at Wisconsin Vision. We’re proud to be Wisconsin’s insurance experts, helping our patients make the most of their coverage while getting the quality eye care they deserve.
We’ll explain any out-of-pocket costs associated with your exam or purchase so you can get the eye care and eyewear you need without wondering if you can afford it.
If you have a health savings account (HSA) or flex dollars you can use for eyeglasses, contact lenses or prescription sunglasses, we’ll help your funds go farther at Wisconsin Vision.
Our eye doctors accept most vision insurance plans and work with discount programs, managed vision care plans, vision networks and union health & welfare funds. If your provider isn’t listed below, contact us and we can help you.
Union Health & Welfare Plans Accepted:
- Carpenter’s Health and Welfare Fund
- Central States Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund
- IBEW Local 481 Benefit Fund
- Laborers Health and Welfare Fund
- Roofer’s Health and Welfare Fund
- Sheet Metal Workers Health and Welfare Fund
- Teamsters Local 135 Health and Welfare Fund
- Wisconsin Education Association
- Wisconsin Electrical Employees Benefit Fund
- Wisconsin Health Fund
- Wisconsin UFCW Unions and Employers Health Plan
No-insurance eye exams & glasses
You don’t need vision insurance to get an eye exam. Many of our patients don’t have insurance and are able to afford comprehensive eye care and brand name eyewear at Wisconsin Vision.
Why many Wisconsinites don’t have vision insurance
Some employer-sponsored health insurance plans don’t include vision coverage, or offer vision insurance only as an add-on (with a bigger premium).
Individual vision insurance plans are available, but they usually require a 12-month commitment paid up front. With many of these plans, patients still have to pay out of pocket for part of the cost of an eye exam, glasses, or contact lenses.
Something doesn’t add up
For most people, it doesn’t make sense to pay $15-$20 a month for vision insurance (plus enrollment fees). You can get a comprehensive eye exam without insurance for just $49 at all Wisconsin Vision locations.
It may seem like brand-name eyeglass frames and quality lenses are out of reach without vision insurance. The truth is, private pay patients can take advantage of flexible pricing and discounts which may not be available when paying with insurance.
Better prices on brand-name eyewear
Wisconsin Vision’s management relationship with Eye Boutique and Heartland Vision makes us one of the largest regional eyewear chains in the Midwest. We negotiate better vendor pricing from the top brands in eyewear and pass the savings on to you.
Low cost payment plans
Whether or not you have insurance, you can use CareCredit (a healthcare credit card) at any Wisconsin Vision. Some payment plans have zero interest for 6 or 12 months!