Using Your CEC Benefit

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Easily Use Your CEC Benefit

CEC's vision plans are designed to allow you to easily use your benefit every year.  


Our Customer Service is available to assist you in using your benefit and can be reached Monday through Saturday at 888-254-4290 or by emailing


You also have access to CEC's secure Members Portal.  There you can view claims and provider visit data, access eligibility data, update address information, print temporary Member ID cards, request official Member ID cards, and download various forms (including an out-of-network claim form).

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Benefit Overview

With most CEC vision plans, you and any dependents you enroll will receive the following benefits:
  • An annual routine eye exam
  • An annual allowance for eyewear
  • An annual contact lens fitting, re-fit, or evaluation

You can use your flexible eyewear allowance annually to get frames, lenses, contact lenses, and lens enhancements. Even non-prescription eyewear is covered!  You can purchase exactly what you need for the health of your eyes. 
In addition, you'll receive a 20% discount on the overage from most providers.
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Importance of Vision


Eye Exams are Essential


Getting an annual eye exam is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness, regardless of age or physical condition. During your exam, your eye doctor will check your vision health and determine if you need corrective lenses. Even if you have perfect vision, your doctor will check your eyes for signs of common diseases such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer

With comprehensive coverage from CEC, you can ensure your vision is never compromised.


Note: Benefits may vary by plan design. Check with your HR Administrator for your company's plan details.

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Sunglasses Save Eyes


Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory. They block harmful UV rays, which can damage your eyes. Because sunglasses are so important to eye health, they are a covered benefit under all of CEC’s vision plans.

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Scheduling Your Eye Exam


Our expansive network of eye doctors gives you the ability to see your preferred provider.  


Need a weekend appointment?  We've got you covered.  CEC's network includes 25 national retail optical chains, including Visionworks, Walmart, Target Optical, and LensCrafters.


To schedule an appointment, use our Provider Search to find a provider near you. Then, call the office you prefer to see and let them know you have a CEC vision plan.  They will be happy to assist in scheduling an eye exam at a time that is convenient for you.


For additional assistance in finding a provider or scheduling an appointment, please contact our Customer Service team at 888-254-4290.

My experience with CEC’s customer service team has been one of the best experiences I've ever had in dealing with an insurance company! I can guarantee I'll be recommending Community Eye Care to everyone I know. "

CEC Member