Vision Coverage

Get the best in eyecare and eyewear with PURDUE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STAFF and VSP® Vision Care.


Graduate staff employed 0.50 FTE/half time/20 hours or more and graduate students with fellowships administered as assistantships are automatically enrolled in the graduate staff vision plan through VSP when they enroll in the graduate staff medical plan at the Academic HealthPlans (AHP) Portal

Graduate students with fellowships administered as fellowships (True Fellows) may enroll by completing the Fellowship Vision Enrollment Form and return it to Human Resources - Benefits in West Lafayette (during the annual graduate staff open enrollment period or within 30 days of your new fellowship start date).

You can enroll during the annual open enrollment period – the nearest being August 1, 2019, to September 9, 2019,  at 5 p.m. ET –  or within 30 days of being newly hired or eligible for graduate staff benefits.

Using your VSP Benefit.

Once your plan is effective, register at to find an eyecare provider and review your benefits and claims. At your appointment, tell them you have VSP. There’s no ID card necessary.

Plan Information

VSP Provider Network: VSP Choice

Benefit Description Copay
WellVision Exam

Focuses on your eyes and overall wellness

Every calendar year

Extra Savings

Glasses and Sunglasses

20% savings on complete pair of prescription glasses and sunglasses, including lens enhancements, from any VSP provider within 12 months from your last WellVision Exam.


15% savings on a contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation)

Laser Vision Correction

Average 15% off the regular price or 5% off the promotional price; discounts only available from contracted facilities


Vision ID Number

Student ID Card displaying ID number

Your VSP ID number is your ten-digit Purdue University ID number. Do not add the trailing eleventh number; this is a card version number.


Questions on coverage and claims.

  • (800) 877-7195
  • Find a Doctor (Select "Choice" as your Doctor Network)

Academic HealthPlans (AHP)
Registration, payment of premiums and enrollment in the graduate staff medical insurance plan

Human Resources – Benefits
Eligibility, Benefitfocus enrollment questions, benefits-related payroll deductions, and high-level information on graduate staff benefits.

Additional Resources

Vision Plan Information

VSP-Exclusive Member Benefits

Vision Wellness