Saturday Appointments Now Available at Bascom Palmer in Miami

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has opened its doors on select Saturdays for easy and convenient access to quality eye care for UM faculty and staff, and their dependents (age 10 and older). Saturday appointments are for routine, general examinations only and are being offered to UM/Aetna medical plan members. (Free parking available.)

Schedule your appointment today by calling 305-243-2020 or 305-243-CARE (2273).

Well ‘Canes Preventive Care - Free Annual Eye Exam

UM/Aetna plan members are entitled to a free annual exam with an Aetna/EyeMed or Bascom Palmer optometrist or ophthalmologist as part of the Well ’Canes free preventive care services.

NOTE: Costs for visits to an ophthalmologist for reasons other than preventive care are covered under the UM/Aetna medical plan at a specialist office visit copay.

As an added benefit, UM/Aetna members are entitled to discounts on lenses, frames, contacts, and LASIK surgery. Choose from a large network of providers, as well as thousands of independent optometrists and ophthalmologists. The network also includes major retailers such as LensCrafters, Target Optical, and select Sears Optical and Pearle Vision locations. To take advantage of these savings, simply present your Aetna member ID card to an EyeMed provider at the time of service.

The University of Miami wants to ensure that all employees enrolled in the medical plans are taking full advantage of the Vision Discount Program offered by Aetna through EyeMed.  Here are some tips to help employees maximize this benefit.

1.  Search for a Vision Discount provider.
2.  Present your Aetna ID card at your eye doctor visit so that your provider can verify your benefits.
3.  Notify your provider that you have the “Aetna Exam Only” plan.  This makes it clear that you are not to be charged a copay for your annual eye exam.
4.  If you need any assistance, you may call EyeMed at 1-800-793-8616.