Vision benefits

Good vision is crucial for work and play. It is also a significant part of your health. An annual eye exam can help detect serious illnesses. You can have an exam once a year and get either frames/lenses or contacts. EyeMedexternal link, opens in a new tab administers the State Vision Plan.

State Vision Plan

The State Vision Plan offers coverage for comprehensive eye exams, frames, lenses and lens options, and contact lens services and materials. The Plan uses EyeMed’s Select Network that includes private practitioners and optical retailers in South Carolina and nationwide.

The Plan offers discounts on extra pairs of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and LASIK and PRK vision correction. The Plan also offers coverage for diabetics including office service visits, retinal imaging, extended ophthalmoscopies, gonioscopies and scanning lasers.


You can enroll during:

  • Your initial enrollment;
  • Open enrollment in October; or
  • A special eligibility situation.

Identification cards

After your initial enrollment, you will receive two identification cards from EyeMed. You can also access your digital identification card from the EyeMed mobile app. If you need to order a replacement card, visit www.EyeMed.comexternal link, opens in a new tab or call EyeMed at 877.735.9314. You will need your Benefits Identification Number (BIN). If you don’t know your BIN, log in to MyBenefitsexternal link, opens in a new tab and select Get My BIN.