The District offers vision insurance through Avesis. All regular employees working at least 20 hours or more per week are eligible to purchase this benefit.

Employees and qualified dependents can be covered. Eligible dependent children can be covered until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 26 years of age with NO Criteria (such as dependent marital status, student status, financial dependency on the Covered Employee, etc.)

Dependent Eligibility

Spouse-Legally Married;

Children-Employee's natural, newborn, adopted, foster, step child(ren) (or a child for whom the Covered Employee has been court-appointed as legal guardian or legal custodian) 

For more information, please watch the video below.


The benefits are:

  • Eye exam once every year
  • Lenses once every year
  • Frames once every two (2) years
  • May choose eyeglasses or contacts (not both in a plan year- April 1 through March 31)
  • $0 co-pay for eye exam;
  • $0 co-pay for materials;
  • If you stay within the plan limits, nothing other than eye exam & material copays is owed on glasses.
  • If you choose frames/lenses that exceed the limits allowed ($55 wholesale), you will pay the difference.
Contact Lenses:
  • $0 co-pay for eye exam;
  • Receive a flat $130 per plan year to use towards the materials (i.e. contact lenses) and services (i.e. fittings)
If you choose to see a non-network provider, you would have to pay first, then file your claim. This option will cost you more out-of-pocket.

To access your benefits:

  1. Contact a participating provider and make your appointment.
  2. Present your Avesis ID card to your provider

To locate participating providers or to obtain additional information, you may access Avesis' website at

  Per Pay Period
Employee Only $3.29
Employee / Spouse $6.53
Employee / Child(ren) $6.47
Employee / Family $12.38

This is a voluntary benefit and the premiums are paid by the employee, if coverage is elected. The premiums listed above are per paycheck, twice a month - the 15th and the last day.


PLEASE NOTE: The premiums listed above are based on 24-pay periods. Employee who receive 20 paychecks (i.e. 186-day work schedule), will pay the rates listed above with an additional 20% pre-pay which will be applied toward summer coverage.