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The Eye Clinic offers comprehensive annual eye exams, treatment of eye diseases and injuries, contact lens fitting with follow-up care, and optical services.

Most students who pay the Student Services Fee receive one eye exam per year at no cost after the bill has been sent to insurance (excludes exam for contact lenses). See the Student Services Fee page for coverage details.

To schedule an appointment, call the Eye Clinic at 612-624-2134. We do not offer online appointment scheduling.

Key Services

Comprehensive Eye Exam

We recommend that you have your eyes examined yearly. If you are being treated for eye conditions, follow-ups may be required more frequently. An annual exam is especially important for patients wearing contact lenses to evaluate the contact lens fit, prescription, and any changes in the health of the cornea. During the exam, your doctor will evaluate your internal and external eye health, including a check for glaucoma, cataracts, and eye problems associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. A vision assessment will determine if there is a need for eyewear or if you are a candidate for contact lenses. A complete eye exam takes 45 to 60 minutes.


Eye Disease and Injury

We treat eye infections and injuries; and, we examine and manage treatment for dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration.


Optical

You don’t need an appointment to order eyeglasses. Just bring your current prescription to the Eye Clinic and select from a wide variety of high-quality designer frames available at reasonable prices. Our prices reflect 20–40% off retail. Our friendly and knowledgeable optician will help you make your selection. Eye glasses are available about one week after ordering. We have thin, lightweight, multifocal, and prescription lenses (we offer anti-reflective scratch-resistant, polish-edged lenses for no additional charge); sunglasses, sports and recreational glasses. We carry effective cleaning products for glasses. We also repair glasses and provide free adjustments. For more info, call 612-624-2107, or email optical@bhs.umn.edu.


Contact Lenses

We will help you find the contacts that are best suited for your eyes. Most contact lens orders will be ready for pick-up in two or three working days. Custom lenses may take longer.

If you already have a valid contact lens prescription from Boynton Health Service Eye Clinic, you may order or reorder your contact lenses by calling 612-624-0483 or by sending an e-mail to ContactLenses@bhs.umn.edu. Please provide:

  • Your name, date of birth, phone number and number of boxes to be ordered

If you have not previously established contact lens services through Boynton Health Service Eye Clinic, please provide:

  • Your name, date of birth, phone number and number of boxes to be ordered
  • Name and phone number of your eye doctor and clinic

Expired prescriptions cannot be honored and we will assist you in scheduling an eye exam and contact lens evaluation.


Who Can Be Seen at Boynton Eye Clinic?

Anyone age 12 or older.

Payment

We provide services for patients with many different health plans.

Students who pay the Student Services Fee and have health plan coverage receive the following Eye Clinic services at no additional cost after the bill has been processed by their health plan:

Products purchased in the Eye Clinic, including eye glasses (lenses and frames), contact lenses, and cleaning products, are not covered by the Student Services Fee.

See the Student Services Fee section of our website for more details.

Cancellation Policy

The Boynton Health Service Eye Clinic requests notification of cancellation at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. Call 612-624-2134.

Contact Us

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612-624-2134 Information and Appointments

Hours and Location

To view the clinic's service hours, see Hours and Locations.

Eye Clinic
Boynton Health Service
410 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meet our staff

Meet the Eye Clinic providers

Donations and Charity

Boynton Health Service is a proud supporter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH/International). VOSH/International is a partner of the World Health Organization. Its mission is to end preventable blindness by the year 2020. VOSH/International travels the world providing free surgery, glasses, and other corrective procedures to citizens in need for free. If you have any eye glasses or other eyewear you would to donate, just bring them to the Boynton Eye Clinic during clinic hours and we will forward them to VOSH/International.

 



Boynton Health Service

410 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

P: 612-625-8400 | F: 612-625-1434