Vision Care

Employees enrolled in one of Northwestern's health care plans have built in vision coverage or a discount program available at no additional cost. These plans provide financial savings by offering discounts on corrective eyewear such as glasses and contacts, and laser eye surgery. Learn about the vision care programs offered by BlueCross BlueShield & HMO Illinois and Cigna International.

All benefits eligible employees may elect for EyeMed in addition to what is already available in their health plans, but the two programs cannot be used simultaneously.

If you have a problem with your eyes such as disease or glaucoma, this would fall under your health care plan.

Read the Summary Plan Description PDF Document for Northwestern’s health and welfare insurance coverage.

Laser Vision Correction Discount

Northwestern employees and their immediate family members have access to a laser vision correction discount. This discount is up to $1,100 off ($550 per eye) for laser vision correction services (LASIK or PRK) done at Northwestern Medicine’s downtown campus by Northwestern Medicine LASIK Physicians. This discount is separate from benefit coverage through EyeMed and vision discounts through BCBS. Call Northwestern Medicine LASIK physicians at (312) 695-2549 for further information.