Vision Benefit Plan

The employer-paid California State University (CSU) Vision Plan is administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP).  VSP provides the administration of vision benefits and claims on behalf of all eligible employees.  Under VSP, the frequency of benefits is based on a calendar year perspective. For example, if an employee has an eye exam in February 2016, he/she will be eligible for another eye exam on January 1, 2017, or thereafter.

Eligible employees may enroll within 60 days of their hire date.  Current employees may view complete information about the vision plan is available on the CSU Vision Plan web page:

Founded in 1955, VSP is dedicated solely to providing eyecare wellness benefits through an exclusive network of independent eye doctors. These independent eye doctors are an important component of VSP’s focus on eye health, diseases and conditions, and are grouped in the VSP Select Network, which has approximately 17,000 providers.

If you already have a VSP doctor, call and make an appointment.  If you're new to VSP and need a doctor, visit or call 800.877.7195.

VSP Benefits 2016

VSP Out-of-Network Program

If you obtain vision care from a doctor outside of the VSP Network, you can obtain reimbursement through either of the following methods:

Option A:

  1. Log on to

  2. Create a user ID and password.

  3. Under "Benefits Resources", click on Out-of-Network Reimbursement.

  4. Follow instructions for submitting your claim.


Option B:

  1. Complete the VSP Out-of Network Form and mail to the address at the bottom of the form.

  2. For more information, visit or call (800) 877-7195

  3. Vision (Video Display Terminal) Claim Form  

VSP Truhearing® Memberplus Program