Vision Benefit


Effective January 1, 2015 it is necessary to request a voucher from the union to obtain benefits from the GVS Provider Network.

If you wish to go to the Vision Screening or Vision Care Centers a voucher is required (must be obtained from union office).

Please note that any member may visit any other optical provider not in the above networks and that member will be reimbursed up to $175 upon the submission of a receipt and completed optical reimbursement form (download below).

Also note that if any member is to schedule an eye exam with GVS and any GVS employee requests our member to submit the Empire Plan health insurance card, the member shall not submit the card unless an explanation is given, what will be done with the information and if a claim will be submitted to United Health Empire Plan. Remember, Comprehensive eye exam is covered under our plan with GVS.

Vision Care Centers - Voucher Required

Click here to view/download benefit pamphlet with locations

General Vision Benefits - Voucher Required


Click here to view/download benefit flyer

Vision Screening Locations - Voucher Required

Vision Screening Locations - Click on Link to find closest provider

Click here to view/download list

Non-Participating Optical Reimbursement Form

With guidelines for submitting request for payment.

Corrective Eye Surgery Reimbursement

Corrective Eye (laser) surgery not covered by health insurance. (Active members only)