Carnegie Mellon University

Vision Plans

Participants in our vision plans can choose from two providers: Davis Vision by MetLife and Vision Benefits of America (VBA). Each provider offers two plan options.


You must be full-time benefits eligible (37.5 scheduled hours per week) to enroll. Members of the Campus Police Association must be scheduled to work 40 hours per week to be full-time benefits eligible.

Compare Plans

View the Vision Plan Comparison Chart [pdf]

Plan Rates

Monthly, pre-tax rates are shown; divide rate by two to obtain biweekly, pre-tax rates.

Coverage Level Davis Vision VBA
Option 1 Option 2 Option 1 Option 2
Employee $1.06 $4.24 $1.29 $4.41
Family $6.36 $17.48 $7.77 $18.18

Plan Information

Davis Vision by MetLife Plan Information: Search for providers, review benefits, view frame collection, and learn about laser vision correction or Davis Vision Contacts.

VBA Plan Information: Review benefits or learn about laser vision correction.

How to Obtain Vision Care

Davis Vision by MetLife

During an appointment with a participating provider, show the provider your Davis Vision by MetLife member ID card. The provider will submit the claim directly. When using a non-participating provider, pay for the service in full, and then submit a Reimbursement Claim [pdf] at the out-of-network level.


Participating providers can submit your claims electronically. To obtain your plan information, they will ask for the last four digits of your social security number, your date of birth and your home zip code. For out-of-network services, you will need to pay in full and then submit an Out-of-Network Reimbursement Form [pdf] with receipts.

Contact the Carriers

Davis Vision by MetLife


Vision Benefits of America


Group Numbers:
Option 1: 2238
Option 2: 2239