What is this clinic?
The Contact Lens Clinic specializes in Contact Lens fittings and care. We provide a comprehensive eye exam, along with a contact lens prescription. We prescribe contact lenses to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (age-related problem of focusing at near).
Our experienced faculty directly supervise third and fourth year professional students, providing patients with comprehensive vision care and the most appropriate contact lens based on the physiology of their eye, visual demands, and lifestyle. Our goal is to provide each patient with a customized contact lens that optimizes vision and is comfortable for maximum eye health.
In addition, the Contact Lens Clinic provides fittings and care for specialty custom contact lenses for a variety of complex conditions. Our faculty and residents are specialists in this field.
How do I know if this clinic is right for me?
If you are a current contact lens wearer or would like to try contact lenses, then schedule an appointment with the Contact Lens Clinic.
What services do you offer?
Along with a comprehensive eye exam, the Contact Lens clinic specializes in:
- Contact Lens Evaluations
- Contact Lens Fittings
- Training in Lens Insertion, Lens Removal, and Lens Care
- Specialty Contact Lenses, including astigmatism, multifocal, cosmetic color lenses, and ortho-keratology. Multiple lens types such as soft lenses, gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, and hybrid lenses.
- Custom contact lens care that includes treatment for corneal diseases and various complicated conditions requiring contact lenses, such as Keratoconus, Irregular Cornea, Post-Surgical, Ocular Surface Disease, Traumatic Injury, Prosthetic, and Pediatric Aphakia
What do I need to know and bring to the appointment?
Please wear your contact lenses into the exam 2-3 hours prior to your appointment. This allows us to accurately assess the fit and vision of your contact lenses. Bring your current glasses and we will also check your vision for a new glasses prescription.
If new to the Clinic, then also bring a copy of your last contact lens prescription or your current boxes of contact lenses.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Appointments can be made in person, online, or by calling (510) 642-2020.
When are appointments available?
At Minor Hall, appointments are available 7 days a week and times may vary slightly from day to day. On most days, our first appointments are at 8:30am, and our last appointments are at 3:30pm. Please call for more information.