My chat with VSP:
Subject>VSP Doctor Help Request
VSP>Melissa has joined the call.
VSP>CTAC has joined the call.
Melissa>Thank you for contacting VSP. How may I help you?
CTAC>HEllo, I have a question about frame eligibility
Melissa>I'd be happy to help. May I have your ID number please?
Melissa>Thank you. Who am I speaking with?
CTAC>I'm cycling and I need a special cycling glasses with RX inserts. My VSP does not sell these, of course. Only cycling shops, but they do not deal with VSP.
Melissa>Are the lenses in the frame prescription or only the insert?
CTAC>It is a combination
CTAC>Double lenses - protective outside, RX inside
Melissa>As long as they are presciption you can file a claim for partial reimbursement. Are they single vision?
CTAC>What is 'single vison'?
Melissa>Only one prescription in the lenses versus bifocals.
CTAC>Yes, single vision
Melissa>After the $20.00 copay is applied we will reiumburse up to $45.00 for an exam, $45.00 for the lenses and up to $47.00 for the frame.
CTAC>So, I can go ahead and buy these frames and submit a claim?
Melissa>Are you getting the frame only or lenses too?
CTAC>I'll get lenses from VSP
Melissa>Ah-ha. Yes, you can file a claim for the frame only.
CTAC>Here's what it looks like
CTAC>And larger view:
Melissa>OK. You can take that to a VSP office for lenses.
CTAC>Do I submit claim for frames myself separate?
Melissa>Correct, using the out of network claim form.
CTAC>All right, thank you very much
Melissa>You're welcome. Thank you for using VSP Web Chat.