It will soon become easier than ever to access your optical benefits. Starting on Feb. 1, you will no longer need an optical certificate. Details to come.
As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain optical services once every two years. These benefits start with an optical certificate, so the first step is to request one from the UFT Welfare Fund.
Request an optical certificate
Guide to Optical Benefits
Members can use the optical benefit once every two (2) years by bringing a validated certificate to any of the participating optical centers. The service, if used at a participating optical center, includes a discounted benefit.
For those members who wish to use their optical plan benefit at any non-participating optical provider, they may submit their validated certificate along with original receipts and a copy of the prescription for reimbursement.
For more information on the optical benefit, please select one of the following topics: