When was the last time you had an eye exam? Routine eye exams are every year for wearers of corrective lenses and two years for those who do not. Comprehensive ocular screenings for the health of your eyes check for corneal disease, diabetes, ocular tumors, cancer, hypertensive retinopathy, and much more. They will also give you an updated prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.
UC Berkeley is home to the Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center in Minor Hall. You can schedule an appointment online here or by calling 510-642-2020. They offer comprehensive eye exams seven days a week.
Annual eye exams are covered by UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) Vision Services. Copay for the exam is $5 and your new prescription will let you pick out new glasses (one pair a year for $15 copay with SHIP, but limited options covered). SHIP also covers 50% of Lasik or PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) refractive surgeries.
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