Eye Clinic and Optical Shop

Until further notice, this clinic is only open for emergency and urgent eye care. We are taking all phone calls and determining who needs to be seen due to an eye or vision emergency.

Any PREPAID glasses and contact lenses can be picked up at the cashier's office in the main lobby of Boynton. We will be contacting patients who have not paid for contact lenses with the option of picked up after we collect payment.

Boynton Eye Clinic

How to Schedule an Appointment


East Bank Clinic

410 Church St S.E.

Clinic Hours

M, T, W, F | 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Th | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

From eye exams, glasses and contacts, we have everything you need to see better and look great.

No-cost Eye Exams for Students

Students who have paid the Student Services Fee may receive one comprehensive eye exam (excludes exam for contact lenses) per year at Boynton at no out-of-pocket cost.

Vision Services

Comprehensive eye examinations

We evaluate your internal and external eye health, check for glaucoma, cataracts and eye problems associated with disease like diabetes and high blood pressure. Annual eye exams are recommended.

Treatment of eye diseases, infections and injuries

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

Glasses and Eyewear

Our optical shop has a wide selection of stylish designer eyeglasses, sunglasses and protective glasses. We also repair glasses and provide free adjustments. For more info, call 612-624-2107, or email bh-optic@umn.edu.

Contact lenses, fitting and follow-up care

We will help you find the contacts that are best suited for your eyes. For more info about fitting, follow-up care or ordering contact lenses, call 612-624-0483, or email bh-cntls@umn.edu.

Donate Glasses

Help people in developing nations to see. Donate your old glasses at our eye clinic to VOSH International.


Call our Nurse Line at 612-625-7900 if you do not know what type of clinic you need. Calls answered 24/7.


Do I need an appointment to order eyeglasses?

No, just bring your current prescription with you. We have a wide variety of high quality designer frames at reasonable prices. Our friendly and knowledgeable opticians will help you make your selection. Glasses are usually available about one week after ordering.

How much will my visit cost?

It depends on your health insurance and whether you pay the Student Services Fee.

A co-payment at the time of your visit may apply. Any remaining costs for your care may be billed to you at a later time. Amounts vary by insurance plan. Consult your insurance card, or contact your health insurance provider for details.

With some exceptions, students who pay the Student Services Fee receive most services at Boynton at reduced cost. See details about the Student Services Fee.

Still have questions?

Contact us at or 612-624-2107.


Questions about costs?