Eligible drivers receive annual eye exams, designer glasses or contact lenses, ongoing customer service, and more at no cost from GVS. Paid for by The Black Car Fund.
- Free eye exams
- Free glasses* provided by GVS OR free 6-month supply of contact lenses (*there is a fee for upgraded designer glasses)
- 30% discount on a second pair of eyeglasses or services outside the vision plan area
- Drivers who meet a monthly hourly threshold in New York are eligible for the vision benefit, paid for by The Black Car Fund
- In order to verify eligibility, you’ll need to provide some basic information, such as your name and Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) license number – Find out if you’re eligible
How to Use This Benefit
How does it work?
First, you must call 1-833-814-8590 or go online to check to see if you are eligible and then activate your Drivers Vision benefit. Not all drivers are eligible.
Where do I go for my eye exam and glasses?
Providers are located throughout the tri-state area. Members can look up provider locations here or by calling 1-833-814-8590. The New Member Benefits Package that gets emailed to members includes the benefits code needed to make an appointment.
Look up GVS locations here.
What choice of glasses do I have?
Members are entitled to free frames and lenses from our exclusive GVS Designer Collection or a $100 credit toward any frame outside of the collection, or a 30% discount, whichever is greater. As an alternative to eyeglasses, we also offer a 6-month supply of disposable contacts every year or a $100 credit for any contact lenses outside of those included in the plan.
Do I need an appointment?
No, but we recommend that you schedule one before your visit. Once you contact Drivers Benefits to activate your benefits you can simply select a GVS location of your choice. The New Member Benefits Package that gets emailed to members includes the benefits code needed to make an appointment.
How often can I get new glasses?
Members who maintain benefits eligibility can get new glasses once every 12 months.