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Did you know there is a difference between insurance vision plans and medical vision plans?    At Steinway Eye Care, we most likely take your plan. Just let our staff know which plan you have and we will work with you to select the best eyeglasses your coverage supplies. Most vision plans offer discounts to upgrade your frames or get those very special thin lenses. It is our goal is to help you maximize your benefits.  We accept several types of vision insurance, cash,  and most debit and credit cards. We inform our Astoria patients about exam and treatment costs at the beginning of your appointment. If you require a breakdown of costs, please let us know.

Flexible Spending? No problem! we accept FSA Flexible Spending Account credit cards. For your convenience we can also "park"  or roll over your flex spending dollars so you don't lose them. If you don't have a FSA credit card we will provide you with a coded, itemized receipt for your entire purchase - for you and your family members!

If your vision coverage allows, we can direct your allowance towards the best contact lenses for you.

Vision Insurance

Our Astoria Eye Doctor Accepts Many Insurance Plans
Not everyone has health care insurance or optical insurance. Here are some of the plans that we accept:

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • EyeMed
  • Davis Vision
  • Spectera

Optical Insurance Accepted

  • AmeriChoice 
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Davis Vision
  • Fidelis Care (NY)
  • UFT United Federation of Teachers
  • UnitedHealthcare

Other Insurances

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CBA Blue
  • Cigna
  • Consolidated Health Plans
  • Emblem
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Florida Blue: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • GHI
  • Guardian
  • HealthFirst (NY-NJ)
  • HighMark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HIP
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • PBA (Patrolmen's Benefit Association)
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Spectera
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthOne
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Comprehensive 

Many other local / Union Insurance excepted 

Flexible Spending Accounts

Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options to employees. Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.

Other Payment Options

Our Astoria optometry staff understands that cost is a concern when evaluating vision care providers. We do not want cost to be an obstacle to maintaining proper eye health and good vision. We accept various forms of payment and are able to discuss financing options with you prior to any examination. At Steinway Eye Care, we also accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Call (718) 626-2020 today to schedule your eye exam today.


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