UNC Optical Shop news: Holiday schedule and year-end reminder

The UNC Optical Shop will have adjusted hours during the Holiday season. In addition, state employees are reminded to use their Superior Vision benefits before Dec. 31, 2014 and Flexible Spending Account before March 15, 2015.

As the holiday season is in full swing and the 2014 calendar year draws to a close, UNC Optical Shop announces the following holiday schedule:

UNC Optical Shop Holiday Schedule:

  • Hours remain Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.  – 5 p.m., however, the shop will close for lunch daily from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • The Optical Shop will be closed the following dates:
    • Dec. 24
    • Dec. 25
    • Dec. 26
    • Jan. 1 

Reminder to State Employees: Use Superior Vision Benefits by December 31st and Flex Spending Account Benefits by March 15th

  • Superior Vision plan are currently based on a calendar year.
  • 2014 Superior Vision plan benefits will expire on December 31.
  • Benefits not used by Dec. 31 are surrendered and can not be carried over.  
  • On 01/02/2015, benefits will be in force for the 2015 calendar year.
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account benefits for employees expire March 15 of the following year.
  • 2014 Flexible Spending Account balances are lost after March 15, 2015.
  • Any money not used by March 15, 2015 is surrendered and cannot be carried over.
  • On March 16, 2015, only contributions elected for 2015 will be available.

20% Discount:

*20% employee and immediate family discount cannot be combined with any insurance plan or other discount plan.


  • UNC Optical Shop is located in the Kittner Eye Center on NC Highway 54, just off Interstate 40 (exit 273).  Map