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Dental & Vision Benefits

Information about your benefits under the NYS Dental Plan administered by EmblemHealth, and the NYS Vision Plan administered by Davis Vision.

Participating Employers with Dental and Vision Benefits

Check the list of agencies below that participate in the NYS Dental and Vision Plans. Contact your agency Health Benefits Administrator if you have questions about dental or vision coverage.

Auxiliary Service Corporation of Farmingdale State College
Battery Park City Authority
Board of Commissioners of Pilots
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
East of Hudson Watershed Corporation
Empire State Performing Arts Center
Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc.
Horse Breeding Development Fund
Lavelle School for the Blind
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County
Long Island Power Authority
Nassau County Interim Finance Authority
Natural Heritage Trust
NY Institute for Special Education
NYS Bridge Authority
NYS Canal Corporation
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
NYS Dormitory Authority
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation
NYS Thruway Authority
Purchase College Association
Roswell Park Cancer Center
St Francis Desales School
St Joseph's School for Deaf
St Mary's School for the Deaf
State University Construction Fund
Welfare Research Inc.
Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc.

New York State Dental Plan

New York State Vision Plan

For Your Information

NYS Vision Plan Medical Exception Program

If you have diabetes or another medical condition that has changed your vision, it is important to receive an annual eye exam. The Medical Exception Program allows you to receive an eye exam every year, instead of every two years, with a qualifying medical condition. Other qualifying medical conditions include but are not limited to cataracts, keratoconus, cataract surgery within two years of last prescription, and taking prescription drugs that would cause vision changes. Additionally, you are eligible for new lenses or contacts if you experience a significant vision loss due to a qualifying medical condition. A significant prescription change is defined as a minimum change of .75D sphere and/or 1.00D cylinder or more since your last eye examination.

For more information on vision benefits and the Medical Exception Program, contact Davis Vision at 1-888-588-4823 or refer to

  1. You must contact your Davis Vision provider and request pre-approval for an additional exam under the Medical Exception Program. Your request must include documentation of a qualifying medical condition from a medical provider who treats your condition.

  2. Your provider will complete the NYS Medical Exception Approval Form and send it to the Davis clinical team with your documentation for review.

  3. Your provider will be notified by Davis of a determination regarding your request or if additonal information is needed.

  4. If approved, your provider will follow up with you on next steps to schedule the appointment.