With more than 85 million members in the U.S., VSP® is the largest US-based provider of vision insurance plans. Realizing that not everyone has vision insurance through their employers or when they retire or work for themselves, VSP launched its individual vision plans business in 2008. This has allowed consumers to purchase vision insurance on their own and get vision coverage/benefits similar to those offered through employer-sponsored plans.

VSP offers a variety of vision insurance plans to individuals, families, and employers. Whether you are self-employed, retired, employed, single, a couple, or a family, you can choose from many vision insurance plans that fit your lifestyle. You can also enroll with VSP when it's time to pick a vision insurance plan during enrollment season or as your life changes.

VSP has a large doctor network with more than 36,000 private-practice doctors, including retail locations. As with most insurance plans, VSP pays doctors directly, so you only pay your copay or overages at the doctor's office.

Marchon and Altair are VSP-owned companies that design and distribute frames for some of the most iconic eyewear brands in the world. Many optometrists on the VSP network offer brands supported by these companies, including Anne Klein, bebe, Calvin Klein, Flexon®, Nike, and Nine West.


  • Vision Insurance Plans for singles, couples, families, self-employed, retirees, medicare, veterans.
  • Easy same-day online enrollment process.
  • Transparent pricing and flexible payment options.
  • Large network with 36,000+ doctors and retail locations.
  • Convenient direct-pay by insurance to in-network doctors.
  • Special rebates and discounts for eyewear and contact lens purchases.
  • Additional promos and discounts throughout the year.
  • Shop eyewear and contacts online (through Eyeconic).

Consumer Sentiment & Ratings

  • Facebook: Close to 400,000 likes and followers
  • TopTenReviews.com Rating: 4.2 out of 5
  • RetirementLiving.com Rating: 4.3 out of 5
  • ConsumersAffairs.com Rating: 3.8 out of 5
  • Consumersadvocate.org Rating: 4.3 out of 5
  • Google Rating: n/a

Website Assessment

VSP's process for buying vision insurance online through VSP Individual Vision Plans is easy and hassle-free:

  • Fast and secure
  • Online wizard for finding the right plan
  • Easy to compare plans
  • Simple and transparent check-out process
  • Flexible payment options: monthly, yearly
  • Login area for members