Skip to navigation menu

Skip to main content

Insurance and Immunization Records
Teachers College, Columbia University
teachers college logo columbia univertsity logo

Insurance and Immunization Records

Office of Student Affairs

Insurance Information > Vision Care

Vision Care

Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program

Aetna Vision discount benefits are available only to students enrolled in the Gold or Platinum levels of the Student Medical Insurance Plans.

The Aetna Vision Discount Program offers a discount on optics (prescription and non-prescription), including designer frames and name-brand contact lenses at many nationwide locations. 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. In addition, 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©"feature at www.aetnastudenthealth.com/columbiadirect.html

The Aetna Vision providers closest to Teachers College, Columbia University are:

Columbia Opticians, Inc.
1246 Amsterdam Avenue (at 121st Street)
212-316-2020

The Spec Shop
2868 Broadway (between 111th and 112th Streets)
212-865-9825

Lens Crafters

2770 Broadway (between 106th and 107th Streets)
(212) 678-0530


Other Locations?
Call 1-800-793-8616
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm