Coronavirus Update

The Meredith Morgan Eye Center at Minor Hall is open and providing patient care. 

The Optometry Clinic at The Tang Eye Center is open Wednesdays and Fridays.
 

For the health and safety of all:

  • Face coverings are required for all who enter the clinic and must be worn during the entire visit.
  • Everyone entering will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering and will be required to wash and or sanitize their hands multiple times during their visit.
  • All persons entering the clinic will have their health screened by being asked a series of questions and by having their temperature taken with a touch-less thermometer.
  • All persons must follow social distancing guidelines posted throughout the clinic.  

Patients needing to pick-up contacts or glasses ordered at either Minor Hall or the Tang Eye Center are encouraged to have them shipped by mail by calling 510-642-2020. On-site material pick up is available at Minor Hall by appointment. Frame selections can also be done by appointment only.

Our Clinic Director, school leadership, and clinic safety committee will continue to closely monitor national and local developments with regards to COVID-19, and will continue to coordinate planning and response efforts with University of California, Berkeley Campus and local public health officials.  [Posted 08/18/2020]

 

TELEHEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE

 

Message from the Clinic Director:

 

To Our Patients and Community,

The Meredith Morgan University Eye Center appreciates your support and understanding with our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our friends, family and community members.

As a part of this effort and in addition to in-person eye care, we have expanded our services to include Telehealth appointments with one of our doctors.  

What type of Telehealth Services are offered at the UC Eye Center?

  • Contact Lens Evaluations for Prescription Extension
  • Eye Emergency/Red Eye Visits

    - What is an example of an eye emergency?

    • Eye injury
    • Red eye
    • Painful eye
    • Flashes of light
    • Floaters in vision
    • Strange or sudden changes in vision
  • Dry Eye Clinic Follow-Up Visits
  • Glaucoma Follow-Up Visits
  • Binocular Vision Therapy Visits
  • Sports Vision Clinic Rehab Visits

We are here to help you and are committed to offering you the best care possible with convenient and safe access. 

Click here for more information on Telehealth.

We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe and healthy. We are committed to supporting our patients and will do our best to remain responsive to your eye care needs. Please call our clinic with any questions or concerns, we are here for you!

 

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. Christina Wilmer

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

 

CLINIC UPDATES

Optometry Clinics Remain Open: Though campus has announced power reductions and limited work hours due to recent events, the Optometry Clinics and Eye Wear Center are still operating. Please see our updates page for more information.  [Posted 08/19/2020]

Closed for Labor Day: The Optometry Clinic will be closed from 9 am-12:30 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020 for staff training. The clinic will then be open from 12:30-4:30 pm. [Posted 09/16/2020]

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Tel: (510) 643-2020

Tang Eye Center

The Tang Eye Center provides a wide variety of services to meet your visual and ocular health needs. The clinical staff includes two U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry graduates and residency trained doctors of optometry, senior and junior optometry interns, post-graduate optometry residents, and an American Board of Opticianry Certified optician.

The Clinic is a large modern facility, equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments. There is a wide selection of reasonably priced frames and contact lenses available. With the same quality service and expertise found at the Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center at Minor Hall, the Tang Eye Center operates right in the heart of the University Health Services Tang Center.

Eyecare Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams
Contact Lens Services

A routine exam is indicated for...

  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Trouble seeing the lecture board
  • Eyestrain with reading
  • Eyestrain with computer use
  • Double vision
  • Eye turns: "cross-eyed"
  • Itchy, gritty, burning sensation
  • Dry eyes
  • Problems with glare
  • Systemic illness such as high blood pressure or diabetes
  • If you have never had an exam before

Emergency Eyecare

Due to COVID-19 please call to schedule a same-day appointment for emergency eyecare. We cannot accept drop-ins at this time.

An emergency exam is indicated for...

  • Painful, red eye(s)
  • Injury to your eye(s)
  • Sudden loss or reduction of vision
  • Sudden increase in light sensitivity
  • Flashes of light
  • A dramatic increase in floaters
  • A dark curtain/veil over your field of vision

Office Hours

Wednesdays and Fridays
10 am-4 pm

Tel: (510) 643-2020
Appointments are required. The glasses dispensary is closed at this time, but our Minor Hall Eye Wear Center is open by appointment only Mondays through Saturdays.

If you have questions when we are closed, please call the Minor Hall Clinic at (510) 642-2020.
**Saturday appointments are available at Minor Hall Addition.

Location

Tang Eye Center
3rd Floor, Optometry Clinic
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300
Tel: (510) 643-2020

The Tang Eye Center is located on the 3rd floor of the University Health Services Tang Center on Bancroft Way between Ellsworth St. and Fulton St. It is a short walk away from the downtown Berkeley BART.

During COVID-19

  • Patients must enter through the Durant Ave. entrance.
  • On the day of your appointment, please fill out the Symptom Survey and be prepared to show the email you are sent at the door. 
  • Masks are required at all times while on campus and during your exam.
  • You will have your temperature taken before entering the building.
  • If you have symptoms or do not pass the temperature screening, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

Click here for a listing of Fees & Insurances.

Click here for complete directions.

PARKING NOTICE:

Use of any space reserved for Optometry Patient parking requires a fee. For more detail information on your parking options, please visit our parking page by clicking on the More Information button below. More Information...

 

Hours

Clinic Lobby

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Eyewear Optical Center

By Appointment Only
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Click here for directions...