Vision Benefits

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 4100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7638 • Fax: (214) 653-7608

Starting January 1, 2022, our new vision plan is through VSP.
Click here for information about our VSP vision plan.

  Vision coverage is optional; employees can choose not to elect vision.

The information below is a summary of the vision benefits provided to full time employees. Dallas County participates in The Public Employees Benefits Cooperative (PEBC) along with other city and county agencies. Employees can enroll in the VSP Vision Plan. Benefits are available to full time employees only. Vision Coverage begins on the 1st day of the month after you complete 30 consecutive calendar days of active employment as a regular, full-time employee.

The 30-day waiting period is measured from your Hire Date, which is defined as the date you actively begin working for Dallas County on an active, full-time basis.

For example,
if your first day of regular, active employment is January 15th, you will be eligible for vision coverage on March 1st. If your first day of regular, active employment is February 1st, you will be eligible for vision coverage under your selected plan on April 1st, because the month of February has less than 30 days.

To be eligible, you must meet these requirements:

  • You must be a regular full-time employee
  • You must continue to be actively employed (working 40 hours or more a week); and
  • You must complete the enrollment process within 14 days of your Hire Date or by the Annual Enrollment deadline. (Note: The annual open enrollment period is the month of November).

Note:  Vision coverage is optional; employees can choose not to elect vision.

Vision Coverage:
Bi-weekly rates are deducted from 26 paychecks only on a pre-tax basis as follows:

Vision Plan Rates (per pay period)

Vision Plan OptionEmployee OnlyEmployee Plus SpouseEmployee Plus Child(ren)Employee Plus Family
VSP Vision Plan$ 2.88$ 5.40$ 5.75$ 8.95

Helpful Information on the Vision Plan:

  • VSP Vision Plan Information
  • Must go to a VSP provider
  • VSP WellVision Exam - $10 copay (once each plan year)
  • $200 Allowance; 20% off balance over $200; $250 at Visionworks
  • Welcome Packet and ID card will come in the mail

For additional information about selecting a doctor, vision services, preventive care, and all other benefits, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Cooperative (PEBC) website at After you enroll, visit to learn more about your vision benefits. Available on or after January 1, 2022.

If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact the Human Resources Department at (214) 653-6579 or (214) 653-6161.