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Vision Benefits of America Eye Exams in North Carolina: What You Need to Know!

Updated: May 26, 2021

Are you interested in learning more about Vision Benefits of America insurance?

Maybe you have Vision Benefits of America and are looking for an eye doctor in the Charlotte or Asheville, NC area.

If so, look no further!

At Northlake Eye, we proudly accept Vision Benefits of America insurance! In fact, we accept a variety of vision AND medical insurances (see a full list here).

Regardless of your situation, here are the most frequently asked questions we receive about Vision Benefits of America.

What is Vision Benefits of America?

Founded in 1965, Vision Benefits of America's mission is to improve the human experience by utilizing innovative models of service, delivery, and advocacy to reduce barriers to high-quality eye care. The company prides itself on having over 22,000+ points of access so members have plenty of choices in where they receive care while remaining cost-effective. In addition, Vision Benefits of America offers discounts on vision correction surgery (such as LASIK and PRK).

How do I locate a Vision Benefits of America provider?

Finding a Vision Benefits of America provider is easy! Members have easy access to quality care through their broad network of eye care professionals in a range of settings. This includes local, independent eye care professionals, and large retail optical chains.

To find a Vision Benefits of America provider, pull up the Vision Benefits of America provider locator page to research providers in your area. There you can search by location, provider name, or practice name.

Did we mention, we accept Vision Benefits of America!?

What if my provider is not in-network with Vision Benefits of America?

With Vision Benefits of America, you are able to see any provider you would like. However, if the provider is out-of-network, you may have to pay in full at the time of service then submit your claim on your own for reimbursement.

Doctors located at (some) private and retail practices are out-of-network with Vision Benefits of America.

How much does Vision Benefits of America typically cost?

Fortunately, Vision Benefits of America is available to individuals and can vary in cost, especially if you are signing up as an individual or with a company. Also, there is an array of plans to sign up for which start at as little as $11.67 a month.

You can sign-up online without any enrollment fees and start taking advantage of the benefits on your selected enrollment date.

What does Vision Benefits of America cover?

With Vision Benefits of America, you will have exam copays ranging from $0-$25 for a comprehensive eye exam.

Frames and lenses

Vision Benefits of America provides a $50 frame allowance and has varying co-pays for single vision lenses, lined bifocals, and lined trifocals. Also, you'll have the option to add on important features like anti-glare, UV protection, transition lenses, and premium progressives.

Contact lenses

Another feature on most Vision Benefits of America plans is a 15% discount on your contact lens evaluation and materials.

Note: As with all other vision insurances, you will have to choose to use your benefits towards glasses OR contact lenses.

Are medically necessary contacts for dry eye or keratoconus covered by Vision Benefits of America?

Yes. Up to $400 and prior authorization is required.

Does Vision Benefits of America cover diabetic eye exams?

No. Vision Benefits of America provides comprehensive eye exams, however, diabetic eye exams are not included. With this in mind, medical insurance can be used for a comprehensive diabetic eye exam.

Does Vision Benefits of America cover refractive surgery (LASIK or PRK)?

No. However, Vision Benefits of America provides members with up to a 35% discount on LASIK services when using an in-network QualSight provider.


In the end, taking care of your eye health and wellness should be at the top of your health priority list! With this in mind, Vision Benefits of America is a growing vision insurance plan that is available for purchase independently.

Interested in scheduling an eye exam with one of our optometrists? Give us a call or simply schedule online: Northlake Mall | Concord Mills | Biltmore Park | Asheville Mall

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