Vision Discounts

Aetna VisionSM Discount Program

Available to all students, fellows, spouses or dependents enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plans. Coverage provides access to discounted prices for many eye care products, including sunglasses, contact lenses, non-prescription sunglasses, contact lens solutions and other eye care accessories. Plus, you can receive up to a 15% discount on LASIK surgery (the laser vision correction procedure). A listing of participating providers is available through the DocFind© (link is external) feature.

The Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program providers closest to the CUMC Campus are:

Optical Express
3929 Broadway
(212) 568-4693

Broadway Vision Center
4047 Broadway
(212) 927-2020

2770 Broadway
(212) 678-0530


Voluntary Vision Plan

We are pleased to announce Aetna Student Health is offering a Voluntary Vision Plan to Columbia University students and their eligible dependents for the 2020-21 academic year.  Enrollment in this voluntary dental plan is open to all registered students and their eligible dependents.  Coverage is effective August 15, 2020.  Below are the key details:

Enrollment Period: August 1 - September 30

Coverage Period: August 15, 2020 - August 14, 2021 (aligns with the Student Health Insurance Plan)

Plan Premium: $65 (Student Only, dependent coverage available at an additional cost)

Students and their eligible dependents can enroll online.  Read more about the plan, benefits, rates for dependents, and more on the Aetna Student Health website.