Western University (UWO) Vision Insurance

UWO Eye exam and UWO vision insurance coverage.

Undergraduate Students

Your USC benefit plan covers (every two years):

  • $70 per eye exam
  • $100 toward glasses/contacts

We direct bill (at Campus Vision UWO), so you pay only the difference (as low as $25 for an eye exam!).

We also offer complete eyewear packages starting at $150!

For more information, see StudentBenefits.ca

Graduate Students

Your SOGS benefit plan covers:

  • $200 every 24 months toward an eye exam, glasses and contact lenses

Are you a T.A.? The union — P.S.A.C. Local 610 (graduate teaching assistants and postdoctoral students) also covers up to $599 in reimbursements for Extended Health costs! Subject to certain limitations – see www.psac610.ca

Postdoctoral students are usually also eligible for a $1,400 health spending account.

Faculty & Staff

  • Most faculty & staff at UWO are covered by Manulife. You may also be covered under your spouse’s private insurance plan(s) and can combine both plans for maximum coverage.
  • Coverage and coverage cycle varies depending on your employee group, please see the UWO Human Resources “Your Benefits” page for more details, or contact the HR department (519-661-2194) or Manulife.
  • We are unable to pre-authorize or verify eligibility for Manulife, please call the insurance company yourself to check.
  • If you have signed up for the online claims site for Manulife, we may be able to direct submit electronic claims on your behalf.