For Greater Charlotte Teammates

The CEC Vision Plan is an important component of your benefits program because it makes routine vision care affordable and convenient. Teammates in a position classified at 16 or more standard hours per week are eligible for this benefit.

CEC Vision


Your CEC Member ID Number is your Atrium Health 6-digit teammate ID number

Access and Request an ID Card

Bi-Weekly Teammate Premiums

In-Network Vision Benefits

The CEC Vision Plan includes comprehensive coverage for you and your family. Some key parts of the plan include:

  • An annual eye exam 
  • The benefit allowance is up to $375 for eyewear – frames, lenses and contact lenses – without an office charge (non-prescription sunglasses are included)
  • 20% discount on glasses (frames and/or lenses) and 10% discount on contact lenses for any amount over the $375 allowance 
  • A contact lens fitting or evaluation annually 
  • 1,700 in-network doctors and retail opticals across the nation
  • Up to 70% savings on your vision care 
  • No claims to file
  • Non-prescription eyewear, including sunglasses, is included in your CEC vision plan. Other non-prescription eyewear such as blue-light blocking glasses, safety glasses and readers are also included.


Limited Out-Of-Network Vision Benefits

Use of out-of-network providers limits your benefit coverage and can be accessed only once per plan year. For more information or for an out-of-network claim form, contact CEC at 888-254-4290 or


Children's Vision Benefits

Children up to the age of 13 who are enrolled in the CEC vision plan will be eligible for:

  • An additional eye exam each plan year
  • A new pair of glasses each plan year if their prescription changes by 0.5 diopter or greater (contacts not included) 

The second eye exam is covered in full with no copay. The second pair of glasses is covered up to the $375 eyewear allowance. 

Children’s eyesight can change quickly. This enhanced benefit ensures that children get the eye care they need.


Diabetes Program

Members with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes enrolled in a comprehensive CEC plan who undergo a medical exam are eligible for co-pay relief. The member simply submits a form to CEC and is reimbursed for the amount of the co-pay, up to $25.


Request a Vision Benefits Card 

To access and request an ID card for your Vision Benefits, follow these steps:

  • Visit CEC’s website at
  • If you have not yet visited the site, you’ll need to register. Click the Not Registered link to set up your account.
  • Your Member ID is identical to your 6-digit Atrium Health teammate ID number 
  • Once logged in, choose the option Request ID Card

Learn more about Member ID cards.

Contact CEC with questions about your Vision Benefits at 888-254-4290, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST.  

Last Updated on 02/08/2024