Vision Plan

Vision PlanImportant Note: The NYSUT organization will be closed for its annual summer shutdown from Monday, July 22, 2024 through Friday, July 26, 2024.

NYSUT Member Benefits will be operating with very limited staff during that time. Online enrollments for our endorsed Vision Plan will be processed upon our return beginning Monday, July 29, 2024.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this program during our summer shutdown, please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101, Monday (July 22) through Wednesday (July 24) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST).

Protecting your eyes and your vision is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. If you are a NYSUT member looking for vision coverage for yourself and/or your family, consider the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed Vision Plan.

Our endorsed Vision Plan provides one complete eye exam (including glaucoma testing and, when professionally indicated, dilation) and one pair of eyeglasses (lenses and frames) or contact lenses per benefit period, paid-in-full according to plan specifications from participating providers.

3 Easy Ways to Learn More:

For information about eligibility, to view frames, find participating providers (including all Davis or Empire Visionworks locations), and more:

1. Call
Davis Vision toll-free at 877-923-2847 and use control code 5126.

2. Visit

3. Contact Member Benefits with any questions at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST

3 Easy Ways to Apply:

1. Online Application Form only if you are paying by credit card.

2. Print out the PDF of the Vision Plan Application Form. After completing the application form, please mail to NYSUT Member Benefits Trust, Attention: Voluntary Vision Plan, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110-2455.

3. Request an application form with Pension Deduction Authorization Card by calling Member Benefits at 800-626-8101.

Upon receipt of your form, your application will be processed and a confirmation of vision plan enrollment will be sent to you in approximately two weeks

Once you’re confirmed, call an in-network provider, identify yourself with your name or NYSUT ID number (see your NYSUT membership card) and make an appointment. The provider’s office will contact Davis Vision and verify your eligibility for benefits. No claim forms or ID cards are needed.

Vision Plan Brochure - Click here to view and/or download now.

The NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed Vision Care Plan is provided by Davis Vision and administered by the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust.

The Davis Vision Voluntary Vision Plan is a NYSUT Member Benefits Trust (Member Benefits)-endorsed program. Member Benefits has an endorsement arrangement of 8.5% of premium. All such payments to Member Benefits are used solely to defray the costs of administering its various programs and, where appropriate, to enhance them. Member Benefits acts as your advocate; please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 if you experience a problem with any endorsed program.