The Optometry Department will be closed for winter break beginning Mon, December 22nd and will reopen Mon, January 5th.
To make an appointment, call the Optometry Department at (858) 534-2602. If you have questions, email us at: SHS-Opto@ucsd.edu
In order to maintain excellent visual health, a yearly eye exam is suggested. We offer a comprehensive exam that includes glaucoma screening, visual field testing, slit lamp examination, dilation and refraction.
Contact lens exams are also available. This includes the initial exam, trial lenses, teaching session, and follow-up visits. A special exam is required for contact lens astigmatism. Our staff will provide personalized fittings to assist you in selecting your contact lenses or frames.
Contact Lens Video
If you have a contact lens appointment scheduled, please view this instructive video prior to your appointment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gSltoRSFCU. If you have questions, call us at (858) 534-2602.
To facilitate the check-in process, print the Patient History Questionnaire, complete, and bring with you to your visit.
IMPORTANT! Students who do not keep their appointment and do not cancel four (4) hours in advance will incur a $15.00 "No Show" fee to their student billing account. If you are late for your appointment, it will be rescheduled.
During academic quarters: Mon/Wed/Fri: 8am-4:00pm; Tue & Thu: 9am-4:00pm. We are closed for lunch from 12:00-12:30 p.m.. We are also closed on weekends and all University holidays.
Please be aware that SHS has two patient parking spaces for emergencies only. These spaces are designated for severely ill or injured patients. Parking permits will be issued by SHS personnel to patients who meet these criteria. If you park at SHS without a permit, you will be responsible for any citation or towing expenses.