University of Calgary Vision Insurance

University of Calgary vision plan – U of C eye exam and U of C vision coverage information

Yes!  Most full-time students, staff and faculty at the University of Calgary are covered for vision under a health and dental plan.

Undergraduate Students

Your plan covers

  • $50 per 24 months for eye exams
  • $150 per 24 months for glasses

The plan can be direct billed (deducted at check-out) if you have activated your online account by signing up for member eClaims.  See and click on “groupnet” to see how to activate your online account.

Haven’t activated your insurance account?  That’s okay, you can submit the claim using the app and get repaid quickly.

Graduate Students

Your plan covers:

  • $75 per 24 months for eye exams
  • $150 per 24 months for new or replacement eyeglasses or contact lenses

The GSA plan does not support direct billing however we can give you a receipt and it is easy to submit the claim for fast reimbursement using their app.

For more information, see

Staff & Faculty

Staff and faculty are covered by through a group insurance plan with Alberta Blue Cross. Exact coverage varies by employee group.

We direct bill all claims (except health spending account) to Alberta Blue Cross.

Most employee groups enjoy a Health Spending Account which will reimburse eligible expenses including eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses.  This cannot be direct billed but we can submit the claim and you will be reimbursed to your bank account.

For more information, see University of Calgary group benefits.