Discount Vision Plan for College and University Students
Many college and university students do not have a vision care benefit as part of their health coverage. The Eye Institute of The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University is pleased to offer the following discount eye care and eyewear benefit to college and university students. The vision benefit includes the following components:
- Fee reduction for routine comprehensive vision and ocular health evaluations
- Reduction in contact lens fitting fees
- Reduction in professional services at the William Feinbloom Low Vision Service
- Reduction in professional services for Vision Therapy related services
- Fee reduction for all specialty ophthalmology services (if not covered by medical insurance)
- Discounts on all frames and lenses
Primary Care Vision Services:
Primary care services at The Eye Institute include comprehensive vision and ocular health evaluations. The primary care evaluation will determine a patient’s eyeglass prescription. As part of the comprehensive examination, the status of the patient’s ocular health is determined with pupil dilation. Routine contact lens fitting and follow up care is available in our primary eye care services.
If ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, cataract, or other conditions, are identified in the primary eye care examination, the patient will be referred to the appropriate specialist.
Specialty Medical Eye Services:
For patients who require medical eye consultation (ophthalmological consultation) as a result of clinical findings from their primary care visit, The Eye Institute offers the following specialty ophthalmologic services:
- Glaucoma Center of Excellence
- Vitreo-Retinal Service
- Cataract Service
- Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease Service
- Oculoplastic Service
- Neuro-ophthalmic Disease Service
- Emergency eye care services
Specialty Contact Lens Services:
Following a routine primary eye care examination, if a contact lens correction of a specialty nature is recommended, an appointment in the Specialty Contact Lens Service can be made. Specialty contact lens services are available for:
- Correction of high refractive errors with custom lens designs
- Correction of high astigmatism
- Fitting and management of keratoconus
- Fitting and management of post-surgical contact lenses
- Orthokeratology (corneal refractive therapy – an alternative to LASIK)
- Multifocal and bifocal contact lens fitting with soft and rigid lens designs
- Prosthetic custom tinted contact lenses.
Feinbloom Low Vision Center:
The multidisciplinary staff of the world-renowned Feinbloom Center provides optical devices and individualized rehabilitation training to maximize the residual vision for patients with visual impairments resulting from eye disease. Diseases that may cause significant vision reduction and therefore require special optical aids or other vision rehabilitation includes: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and other acquired and inherited conditions.
The comprehensive Feinbloom program includes counseling, resource identification, support groups and patient advocacy to help individuals attain the highest level of lifestyle independence and mobility.
Binocular Vision/Vision Therapy Service:
College students are often faced with significant visual demands including reading textbooks, computer-based activities and timed examinations. Underlying eye muscle coordination and focusing problems can cause symptoms during these tasks. Sometimes these problems can be treated with glasses, but often a form of vision rehabilitation called vision therapy is required. In the Binocular Vision/Vision Therapy Service, we have a group of national experts in this area that can help diagnosis and treat these problems. This treatment can lead to more comfortable vision and better concentration and comprehension when reading and studying.
The Eye Institute’s optical center, provides the latest attractive, high quality frames and lenses to meet one’s lifestyle needs. Frames, suitable for all ages from infants to adults, are available. A wide range of scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coatings, lens designs and tints are also available.
1. Comprehensive Vision and Ocular Health Evaluation:
The comprehensive vision and ocular health evaluation includes the following components:
- Complete ocular, vision and systemic history
- External examination of the eye and adnexa
- Gross visual field assessment
- Basic sensory-motor examination
- Eye pressure check
- Dilated retinal examination
Benefit: Examination fee = $55.00 (a 44% reduction in the usual and customary fee)
2. Routine and Specialty Contact Lens Fitting Fees:
A contact lens fitting visit includes the selection of trial contact lenses that ensure good vision, lens performance, and patient comfort.
Benefit: Fitting fee = 20% reduction in professional fitting fees
3. Specialty Ophthalmologic consultations
(For occasions when the patient does not have medical insurance)
Benefit: 30% reduction in usual and customary fees
4. Feinbloom Low Vision Services Professional Services:
Benefit: 20% reduction in usual and customary professional fees | 20% reduction in cost of optical aids
5. Ophthalmic Materials (frames and lens discount):
Benefit: Complete (select frames and lenses) single vision = $59.99
Complete (select frames and lenses) bifocals = $79.99
Entire frame and lens inventory: 30 % reduction in retail cost of frames and lenses
All full and part-time college students are eligible for this discount vision care benefit
College students can receive the benefits defined in this vision care discount package by complying with the following:
- When making an appointment, indicate to the appointment representative you are a college student and would like to take advantage of The Eye Institute’s Discount Vision Plan for College Students.
- When checking in for your appointment, present your student identification card/badge.