2018 Postdocs - Vision Coverage

All employees and their covered dependents who participate in any of Columbia's medical plan options are covered by a vision benefit.

Related Documents:

Vision Coverage

 Benefits   Benefits apply to both In-Network and Out-of-Network
Routine Eye ExamsAdults: One exam every 12 months with a $10 copay
Children:* One exam every 12 months with a $10 copay
LensesAdults:** Every 24 months, $20 allowance for single lenses, $30 for bifocal, $40 for trifocal or $75 for lenticular
Children:* Lenses covered in full every 12 months (more frequently if medically necessary)
FramesAdults:** $30 allowance every 24 months.
Children:* Up to $100 covered in full every 12 months (more frequently if medically necessary). Cost above $100 covered at 60%.
Contact LensesAdults:** $75 allowance every 24 months
Children:* Single purchase of a pair of contact lenses or 1 box of contact lenses per eye covered at 100% every 12 months.

 

* Child is defined as a member less than age 19.
** Available for either frames and lenses or contact lenses.

 

Note: Provider might require payment in full at the time of service. The patient then submits a claim to UHC for reimbursement.


For a listing of vision providers, log in to www.myuhc.com and click "Benefits & Coverage," "Vision" and then "Vision benefit highlights." You will be taken to the UHC Vision website where you can search for a vision provider under "Find a Provider."

ID CARD
You do not need a vision ID card to use your benefits. Your vision ID number is the same ID that is on your UHC Medical card. However, if you would like one, you may print one from the vision website. Go to myuhc.com  and select "Vision" from the "Benefits & Coverage" tab, then click "Vision Benefit highlights" and you will be taken to the UHC Vision website.