Ways to enroll in VSP

Your wellness is our top priority. As a member, you’ll receive access to care from great eye doctors, quality eyewear and the affordability you deserve, because life is better in focus.

No matter where you’re at, we have options to keep you covered.

Learn about the many ways you can become a VSP member (the first step is to enroll!):

  • 1

    Enroll through your employer. Ask your employer if they offer a VSP vision plan, or if they offer a plan when you retire. Enroll during your open enrollment and during any qualifying life events (marriage, baby, job change, etc.).

  • 2

    Enroll in an individual or family plan, or gift a plan from vspdirect.com for coverage you can buy on your own.

  • 3

    Enroll in VSP through an Exchange or Marketplace. If you are eligible, go directly to your enrollment website and enroll in VSP.

  • 4

    Eligible federal employees and annuitants and those eligible for TRICARE can enroll in VSP Vision Care during open season, November 11 – December 9, 2019 (midnight, EST). Visit choosevsp.com for more information.

What is open enrollment?

Open enrollment is a window of time when employees can select health care, vision, dental, and other benefits through their employer. Care for your eyes, your health, and save money by simply electing for vision insurance during your enrollment period.

Open enrollment is the perfect time to review yearly changes in your plan such as premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and network coverage.

Employees are only allowed to enroll or modify benefits outside of open enrollment during major life events such as marriage, having a baby, job changes, or retirement.


Last year, I increased my VSP coverage to include my whole family. It has proven to be a great savings. Now, my husband, children, and I can all get eye exams and glasses, with no out-of-pocket costs!

Charlotte W.


I was hesitant to change how I handle my eye care. I decided to try my VSP vision coverage and couldn’t be happier. I found a great eye doctor in my neighborhood and saved well over $400 on my exam and contacts.

Christopher L.


My husband and I both need corrective lenses, but it never occurred to us that our 5-year-old daughter would have any eye issues, so we didn’t place her on our vision insurance plan. When her kindergarten teacher sent home a note that she’d failed a vision screening, we took her to our VSP provider who gave her a thorough eye exam and glasses. Since we didn’t have VSP coverage for her, we paid nearly $300.00 out of pocket. This year, we added her to our plan and now our out of pocket expense for her is only $10.00. This shows the real value of having an insurance plan for every member of your family!

Pamela W.

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