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Optical Benefits

"Before going to one of the approved optical providers, members must obtain voucher-failure to do so may result in claim not being paid"






Local 1298 offers, once a year, a free eye exam and your choice of a pair of glasses or contact lenses at any of the participating Vision Screening Centers. This service is available to eligible members, their spouse, and their eligible dependents. Vision Screening also offers discounts for additional services not covered by the Fund. Simply call the Fund Office at (516) 489-3644 option # 8 to see if you are eligible and to receive an optical voucher and a list of participating centers or visit their website at 





Members can also visit General Vision Services Stores once a year for their annual exam and eyeglasses. Attached is a list of their locations and the benefits they offer. To schedule an appointment and obtain services with a General Vision Services Store, you will not need a voucher.  You can call the fund office to confirm your eligibility and/or, call a General Vision Services Store directly. In addition, you can even schedule your appointment online by going to Many of the General Vision and select Cohen’s Fashion Optical stores are located logistically in all of the major malls. Simply call the Fund Office at (516) 489-3644 option # 8 to see if you are eligible and to receive optical benefits.

Please note that these centers are in addition to Vision Screening.  You may still obtain a voucher and visit one of their locations instead if you choose.  




Laborers Local 1298 Benefit Funds

681 Fulton Avenue

Hempstead, NY 11550




Annalisa C. DeFalco Esq. – Fund Administrator

James E. Cornell – Fund Office Manager

Telephone 516-489-3644   Fax 516-489-0369

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