Heritage Vision Plans is a leading U.S. provider of vision benefits plans. Why? Integrity, affordability, flexibility and top-notch customer service. These traits are at the heart of all we do.
Using an extensive nationwide network of eye-care providers, we serve small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. No matter the size of your organization, you will receive personal attention – attention that has earned us a high client retention rate over the 40+ years we've served the vision care industry.
I've had HVP coverage for more than 10 years, and I've been thankful right from my first eye exam. The Heritage Vision Plan provider noticed something wrong and referred me to an ophthalmologist who discovered an aneurism in my eye.
It probably saved my life. Without the coverage, I'm not sure where I'd be today. I love Heritage Vision Plans and the great service your people provide.
We have partnered with Heritage Vision Plans for many years. We have always appreciated the drive of the customer service and provider relations departments to provide excellent service to both patients and providers. We look forward to working together for many more years to come.
After years of partnership with Heritage Vision Plans, we have seen first-hand their exemplary service. Members of Heritage Vision Plans can count on a personal, care-centric experience at the time of service and claim processing, and a warm reception when visiting Heritage Optical stores. Our commitment to our clients is one of personal service, integrity, and expertise, and we consider Heritage Vision Plans an invaluable partner.
Why Heritage Vision Plans
Expansive Choice of Providers, Locations
Members are minutes from an eye-care professional
Custom-designed plans to meet your client’s needs
Nationwide Provider Network
Vision care is available, whether close to home or on the road; we’re affiliated with an extensive network of board-certified licensed professionals and major national chains
Easy to Enroll and Administer
Simple and fast enrollment, communication, and ongoing administration with our online technology
Transparency of costs, great value for your benefits dime
Helpful People, Real People
An assigned account person means a real person is knowledgeable about your account to answer questions – you won’t be stuck in a frustrating chain of recordings
No Hassle Transfer
We'll make it easy
Fully Insured Managed Plans
Certified in Michigan to provide vision care services to employees and retirees in local and state governments and the private sector
Did You Know That?
Optometrists specialize in diagnosing and treating vision problems, eye diseases and related conditions. They cannot perform surgery, but often provide patients with pre- and post-surgical care. Ophthalmologists, on the other hand, can perform surgery. They specialize in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye diseases and injury. Sometimes ophthalmologists and optometrists work in the same practice and co-manage patients.MORE WORDS TO KNOW
Heritage Vision Plans began in 1991 as a second line of business within Heritage Optical, a full service retail optical dispensary, founded by George P. Barnes, Jr. As the vision benefits plan business began to expand, a decision was made to spin-off the vision benefits plan business as a separate entity, which was officially launched in 2006. Today, the retail business, Heritage Optical, continues to operate three retail centers, and Heritage Vision Plans is a benefits underwriting and management company with a national network of providers that covers all 50 States.
Community Vision Champions
Eye health and wellness is a priority with Heritage Vision Plans, and we believe in giving back to the communities where we work and live.
When a child’s vision needs go unaddressed, it can impact learning and even lead to a misdiagnosis of a learning disability. At Heritage Vision Plans, we provide free vision screenings for children and an eye exam/eyeglass voucher program that helps disadvantaged youth receive much-needed eye care.
Heritage Vision Plans funds more than a dozen local and national programs, including National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy Scholarship Fund, NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund, and Detroit Meals on Wheels.
At community-based wellness events and employee health fairs, Heritage Vision Plans is typically the only benefits plan provider conducting no-cost vision screenings.