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Kern County Human Resources Health Benefits

Kern County Human Resources Health Benefits

Vision Plan



Group vision coverage is provided to employees and their eligible dependents who are enrolled in any of the County's medical plans (Kern Legacy Share Select, Kern Legacy Network Plus, Kern Legacy Max Choice, Kern Legacy Classic Choice, or Kaiser Permanente).  The vision plan is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  The program provides for an eye examination every twelve months, and lenses and frames once every twenty-four months.  If your lens prescription changes before you are eligible for new lenses and these prescription changes meet the following criteria, lenses and frames may be replaced at a 12 month frequency instead of a 24 month frequency:

   ♦   an axis change of 20 degrees or a .50 diopter cylinder change

   ♦   a new prescription would improve visual acuity by at least one line on a standard eye chart

Participants are responsible for a $20.00 co-payment to the participating doctor for the eye examination and an additional co-payment of at least $20 for lenses and/or frames. Benefits are reduced if a non-VSP-member doctor is used.

See also Medical Plans and Dental Plans

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Vision Service Plan Web site



Benefit Summary  (PDF)

VSP Exclusive Member Extras  (PDF)

VSP TruHearing Hearing Aid Discount Program  (PDF)

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