Eye Clinic & Optical Shop

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

Call to schedule an appointment:


Eye Exams 

Comprehensive eye exams are important even if you have perfect vision. Your optometrist can determine if corrective lenses would help you see more clearly and comfortably. Eye exams not only assess your vision but your overall eye health. 

Serious eye conditions may not initially have any symptoms, and early detection can prevent permanent loss of vision. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases and certain cancers often have signs that can be detected during an exam. 

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

Optical Shop

Our optical shop has a wide variety of frames to fit your style. We offer popular options including digital lenses for "hidef" vision, high index material for thin, lightweight lenses, and progressive lenses for clear vision at any distance. Blu Tech lenses are available for computer use. We also carry a wide variety of sunglasses and stylish reading glasses.

Everyone with a University of Minnesota identification card (ID) receives 20% off a full set of glasses.

Our skilled opticians can help you find the perfect frame. Bring in your current prescription, or make an appointment with one of our optometrists for a new prescription. 

We can adjust your glasses for a better fit, make minor repairs, and replace screws and nose pieces. There are no charges for these services.

We carry lens cleaners, treatments that prevent fogging when wearing masks, and other optical accessories.

For more information, email [email protected], or give us a call at 612 - 624 - 2107.

Contact Lenses

Are you interested in trying contact lenses? Your optometrist can discuss options for a successful fit. Our team will teach you how to properly insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses. 

If you are not satisfied with your current contacts we can help update your prescription or refit you with different lenses.

Contact lens products and services are not covered by the student service fees.

Ordering contact lenses through Boynton Health is easy! Simply call our clinic at 612-624-2134 to place an order. You can take advantage of our competitive prices even if your prescription is from another clinic. 

Other Services

Donate your glasses

Unwanted glasses donated to Boynton Health Eye Clinic and Optical Shop will be sent to VOSH International to help people in developing nations. Please donate your unused glasses today!

Urgent visits are available

Immediate care for acute conditions including eye infections, sudden loss of vision, sudden flashes or floaters, injuries, foreign bodies, and contact lens related complications are all  available.

Frequent Questions

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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.

Where is Boynton Health’s Eye Clinic and Optical Shop Located?

We are located on the second floor of Boynton Health’s East Bank Clinic

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.

How long will it take to get my new contacts or glasses?

Most contact lens orders will be ready for pick-up in two or three working days. Custom lenses may take longer. Glasses are usually available about one week after ordering.

What kind of glasses do you carry?

We offer fashionable frames at student-friendly prices.

Designer brands include:

  • Lucky Brand.
  • Converse.
  • John Varvatos.
  • Kate Spade.
  • Crocs.
  • Jones New York.
  • EyeBobs.

We also offer BluTech Lenses that help with eyestrain, headaches and sleeplessness. Cell phones, tablets, computers, TVs and CFL light bulbs emit blue light. Blue light can disturb your sleep cycle, and cause eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision. BluTech lenses filter out more blue light than any other blue-light blocking lens. Our stylish selection of BlueTech eyewear includes:

  • Prescription.
  • No-prescription.
  • Reading.
  • Polarized sunglasses.

How can I reorder my contacts from Boynton Health?

To order or reorder contact lenses with a valid contact lens prescription from Boynton:
Call 612-624-0483 or email [email protected].

Please provide:

  • Your name. 
  • Date of birth.
  • Phone number. 
  • Box quantity.

I have a prescription for contacts from somewhere else, how do I start ordering my contacts from Boynton Health?

To order contact lenses with a valid contact lens prescription from another eye clinic:
Call 612-624-0483 or email [email protected].

Please provide:

  • Your name. 
  • Date of birth.
  • Phone number. 
  • Box quantity.
  • Name and phone number of your eye doctor and clinic.

Still have questions? Contact us.

Contact us at [email protected] or 612-624-2107.

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optometrist gives student exam