Postdoctoral Fellows - Vision Coverage

Vision Benefits

All Postdoctoral Fellows and their covered dependents who participate in any of Columbia’s medical plans are covered by a vision benefit.

To search for a vision provider:

  • Log in to
  • Go to the "COVERAGE & BENEFITS" tab
  • Choose "VISION" then "Vision benefit highlights" then "Find A Provider."

Vision Benefits

Benefits apply both In-Network and Out-of-Network

* 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.

Information Notice

ID Card

UHC ID cards have member information for medical, vision, and prescription drug coverage. You do not need separate cards for each benefit. After enrolling in a medical plan, it can take three weeks for a UHC ID card to arrive in your mail. If necessary, you can print a temporary UHC ID card two weeks after enrolling. Create an account on to print a temporary ID card. Use your Social Security Number, date of birth, and Group number 712790.