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Downloadable Forms
Prior to your first appointment, please print and complete the patient demographics and health history forms and bring them with you to your first appointment. In order to view and print the forms you will need to download and install the Adobe Reader. Don't worry it's free and easy to install. Just click the link and follow the instructions. Get Adobe Reader
Billing & Insurance
Insurance
NY Cataract & Laser Eye Care and the Lockwood Optical Center are contracted with most major health plans. The list below contains the major insurance carriers we are contracted with. If you do not see your insurance company listed below, please call our Billing Department at (914) 476-5496 or email us at Lockwood.Optical@gmail.com to verify that we accept your specific plan.
  • AARP Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • American Plan Administrators (GHI Network)
  • Bankers Conseco Life Ins Co
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Centerlight Healthcare
  • Christian Brothers Services
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Crystal Run Health Plans
  • Elderplan
  • Emblem Health (GHI Network)
  • Empire BCBS
  • Fidelis Care
  • Globe Life Insurance (New York)
  • Healthcare Partners IPA
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthscope Benefits
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid (New York)
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Montefiore CMO
  • MVP Health Care
  • NALC Health Benefit Plan
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • Pomco
  • The 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • The Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Total Plan Concepts (GHI Network)
  • Humana Military Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UHC (Medicare Complete)
  • UHC (Community Plan)
  • UMR
  • Us Family Health Plan
  • VA Health Administration
  • WEB (TPA)
  • WPS (Tricare For Life)
  • ** Most Union Insurance Plans **
Copayments, Cancellations & Forms of Payment
Copayments are a contractual obligation between you and your insurance company. All insurances require that co payments be paid at the time of service. Our doctors and staff designate a specific amount of time for each patient’s appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call our office at least 24 hours in advance. A $50.00 fee will be applied for missed appointments or appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice. The patient is responsible for their insurance copay and for “non-covered” services and materials at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card. A $30.00 fee will be charged for any checks that are returned by the bank for non-payment.
Billing
NY Cataract & Laser Eye Care and the Lockwood Optical Center are contracted with most major health plans. As a courtesy to our patients, we will bill your insurance company for services rendered. In order to bill your insurance properly, please bring the following to your appointment: Your insurance card, Payment for your copayment and any non-covered services and a referral, if your insurance plan requires one. Please remember that it is the patient’s responsibility to know their insurance plan, to understand what services are covered and not covered and to know if you have deductibles or co-insurance. If you have specific questions about your plan benefits, call the member services number for your insurance plan.
Vision Plans
NY Cataract & Laser Eye Care and the Lockwood Optical Center currently accept the following vision eye plans; VSP, CareCredit and EyeMed. Vision plans typically offer a routine eye exam once every 12 months or once every 24 months. These plans usually also offer a benefit or discount for eyewear and/or contact lenses. See any of our staff members and they will be happy to review or explain any of these benefits to you. If your eye exam is not routine (i.e. performed due to a medical reason), then your benefits claim will need to go through your medical insurance. In this case, you are responsible for any copayments and/or deductibles assessed by your medical insurance company. Use the links below to check your member benefits.
VSP
CareCredit
EyeMed
Davis Vision
MVP Healthcare