Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need an I.D. card?
A: No. Cards are not required. Simply
make your appointment with a participating doctor. They will only need your
name, social security number, and the employee's name.
Q: Can I really go to the doctor
more than once a year?
A: Yes, eye exams are covered as
needed and not limited to once a year. However, PVCS does not cover medical eye
care visits for eye infections or eye injuries. Those are filed with health
Q: Can I get both eyeglasses and
contact lenses under the plan?
A: Yes, plan participants are able to
purchase at wholesale cost any number of eyewear materials in any combination.
Any number of eyeglasses, contact lenses, In any combination, at wholesale cost
as needed through the plan are available.
Q: Must I use a doctor on the PVCS
A: PVCS provider doctors are selected
for their quality and professional experience to provide the Plan services.
Where PVCS has in-network panel doctors available, you must use one of them.
Should you be outside the PVCS provider area, there are out-of-network
reimbursements available, but they do not necessarily provide the best cost or
service you can obtain through a PVCS in-network provider.
Q: Can my optometrist join PVCS?
A: If you wish your optometrist to be
on the PVCS provider panel, please ask him/her to contact PVCS for an
application. PVCS strives to provide quality, professional panel members, and is
always seeking new doctors for our panel.