All full-time AU faculty and staff have access to discount vision benefits through MetLife at no cost.

In addition, CareFirst and Kaiser medical plan participants have access to vision discount benefits through their plans. When seeking vision care, you may wish to ask the vision care provider to determine which discount plan will be most advantageous for you.

Vision coverage is not an electable benefit, but it may be a consideration when selecting your AU medical plan.

MetLife’s discount vision program is provided through Vision Service Plan and has discounts of 20% to 25% for most services.

To access the program, provide the program code (MET2020) when making an appointment or receiving services/materials from a participating provider.

For coverage details, provider information, and to print a card, visit

CareFirst BCBS’ BlueVision discount vision program is provided through Davis Vision Plan which covers routine eye exams at a $10 copay and offers discounts on frames, lenses, and laser vision correction surgery. Visit CareFirst for coverage details and provider information.

Kaiser participants can receive routine eye exams at no copay and eyewear and lenses are available at a discount through Kaiser centers and participating optical centers. Visit for more details.

Please note that a visit with an opthamologist is covered under your medical plan and subject to the appropriate plan copayment.