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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

Optical Benefit

The Health and Welfare Trust Fund that provides dental insurance to benefited faculty and librarians and their families also includes a vision discount benefit through MetLife called the VisionAccess Program. Once enrolled in the dental coverage you gain access to the vision discounts with no additional enrollment.  Members and their eligible dependents can receive savings on eye exams, discounts on glasses, frames and laser vision correction.

MetLife VisionAccess Discount

To obtain discounts, simply provide the program code MTE2020 when making an appointment or receiving services/materials from a participating MetLife private practice provider.  No claim forms are necessary.  

To print your MetLife VisionAccess card with the discount code, access a schedule of benefits and find a discount vision provider go to MetLife MyBenefits and use the account sign in name:  MTA-Massachusetts Teachers Association.  

Local Amherst Optical Shoppe MSP Discount

MSP members receive 10% off the total cost when purchasing both eyeglass lenses and frames at the Amherst Optical Shoppe.

Amherst Optical Shoppe
195 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
413-256-6403

Contract language:

Article 27.9,The Health and Welfare Trust