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Local group vision insurance

Our group vision plans offer quality coverage options backed by a wide network of vision providers.

Vision plans to meet your employees’ needs

Blue 20/20℠ group vision plans offer a wide network of vision providers. Employees can choose from independent eye doctors or retail chains, and they can purchase online vision products. Each of our plans offer great coverage for both in- and out-of-network benefits.

Choose between employer-paid or voluntary coverage. If you purchase with a medical plan, you’ll get one combined bill, one enrollment and one account manager, saving you time and hassle.

All our vision plans include

Contact lenses

15% off conventional contact lenses 


15% off retail or 5% off promo price for LASIK or PRK

Additional savings

20% off select non-covered items, including non-prescription sunglasses

Special offers

Discounts on frames and lenses, contacts and more

Choose from these plan options

Find the right vision benefits1 and savings for your employees.

Blue 20/20 Exam Only

  • A comprehensive eye exam benefit 
  • Coverage for routine comprehensive eye exams
  • An average of 35% off complete pairs of prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses on initial purchase, and additional pair discount of 40% off 

Blue 20/20 Exam Plus

  • A comprehensive eye exam with allowance or copay benefits for materials 
  • Coverage for routine comprehensive eye exams 
  • Allowance for frames AND a choice of a copayment for lenses OR an allowance for contact lenses 
  • 40% off additional complete sets of prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses

Blue 20/20 Lens & Frame Only

  • An easy-to-use materials allowance 
  • Routine comprehensive eye exams NOT COVERED 
  • Flat dollar allowance for prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses2
  • 40% off additional complete sets of prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses

Blue 20/20 Lens & Frame Plus

  • An easy-to-use materials allowance paired with a comprehensive eye exam 
  • Coverage for routine comprehensive eye exams 
  • Flat dollar allowance for prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses2
  • 40% off additional complete sets of prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses 

Find care that's right for you

Find in-network doctors, facilities, prescriptions and more. Explore care options, or log in to Blue Connect to search existing coverage.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) offers several decision-support tools to aid you in making decisions around your health care experience. These tools are offered for your convenience and should be used only as reference tools. You should consult your own legal counsel, tax advisor or personal physician as applicable throughout your health care experience.

  1. Benefits and premium depends on plan selected. This is a partial list of services not covered by your vision benefits plan. Refer to the member booklet for a full list of exclusions: Orthoptic or vision training, subnormal vision aids and any associated supplemental testing; aniseikonic lenses; medical and/or surgical treatment of the eye, eyes or supporting structures; any eye or vision examination, or any corrective eyewear required by a policyholder as a condition of employment; safety eyewear; services provided as a result of any workers' compensation law, or similar legislation, or required by any governmental agency or program whether federal, state or subdivisions thereof; plano (non-prescription) lenses and/or contact lenses; non-prescription sunglasses; two pairs of glasses in lieu of bifocals; services rendered after the date an insured person ceases to be covered under the policy, except when vision materials ordered before coverage ended are delivered, and the services rendered to the insured person are within 31 days from the date of such order; services or materials provided by any other group benefit providing vision care; lost or broken lenses, frames, eyeglasses or contact lenses will not be replaced except in the next benefit frequency when vision materials would next become available.

  2. Certain brand-name vision materials in which the manufacturer imposes a no-discount practice are excluded. An allowance for frames and contacts with a copayment for lenses provide flexibility, while a flat dollar allowance provides an easy, single rate for your total eyeglasses – both lenses and frames, or contacts.