Updates: UHC Vision Clinic is offering wellness and medical services. Appointments are available only by phone. Retail/repair services require an appointment. Telehealth services may be available for certain needs. Call clinic for details at 706-542-5617.
The staff of the Vision Clinic is committed to providing highly accessible, professional eye care for University of Georgia students and other eligible members of the university community. We provide premium comprehensive and personalized eye care services in a respectful environment using state-of-the art equipment, materials and products balanced with highly trained eye care professionals.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Location: The Vision Clinic is located on the first floor of the University Health Center, at the corner of College Station and East Campus Road, on the University of Georgia campus.
Eligibility: Services are available to UGA students/faculty/staff/retirees, their spouses/partners, and dependents ages 5-26 years.
All dependents 18 and older must bring in a photo ID to be eligible for Vision Clinic services. Patients 17 and under must be accompanied by a UGA faculty/staff guardian.
Appointments are necessary and can be made online (students) or by phone. If you need an appointment for a medical issue with your eye (pink eye, red eye etc.), you will need to call for your appointment. The average appointment lasts approximately one hour. If you need to select eyewear or have training for contact lenses allow for additional time.
If necessary, cancel or reschedule your appointment by 24 hours on the preceding business day to avoid a $30 missed-appointment charge.
We are a fee-for-service clinic and charge a fee for each service provided. The pricing structure for all services and products is designed to offer a low price for students to eliminate the need for coupons, sales and “shopping around.”
The Vision Clinic is considered a “well clinic,” and out of concern for other patients, those with symptoms of a contagious illness (other than eye issues) should be seen by their primary care provider and postpone their routine eye evaluation.
Please let us know you have insurance.
The University Health Center does provide direct billing to other insurance companies. Please call your individual insurance carrier to inquire about coverage for vision services and any stipulations they may have to ensure timely payment.
United HealthCare Student Resources covers most medical visits. See www.uhcsr.com for more detailed information.
The UHC Vision Clinic is in-network with EyeMed Insight Network. This plan services UGA faculty, staff, and dependents. If you have a different EyeMed plan, the Vision Clinic staff can help to file these claims. Contact the office for additional information.
The UHC Vision Clinic is in-network with Spectera Vision Plans. Please contact the office for additional information.
The UHC Optometrists are in-network with Medicare for examinations. Please present your Medicare card at your visit.
We can help you file your vision plan. We will need the name of the Vision Plan and the member’s name, member’s DOB, employer name and member number if applicable.
General Eye Exams
A complete medical and refractive eye examination is critical to assure the good health of your eyes and to rule out the possibility of any unsuspected, underlying condition. The refractive portion of the exam is used to determine your eyeglass prescription. Reference the chart below to determine how frequently you should have your eyes examined. Also ask your Optometrist; you may need to be seen on a more regular basis determined by family history or medications you are taking.
|Patient Age||Examination Frequency|
|Asymptomatic / Risk Free||Symptomatic / At Risk|
|Birth to 24 Months||At 6 months of age||By 6 months of age or as recommended|
|2 to 5 Years||At 3 years of age||At 3 years of age or as recommended|
|6 to 18 Years||Before first grade and every two years thereafter||Annually or as recommended|
|18 to 60 Years||Every two years||Every one to two years or as recommended|
|61 and Older||Annually||Annually or as recommended|
|Contact Lens Wearers||Annually||Annually or sooner|
Vision Clinic Forms
To save time before your visit, please print and complete the following forms and bring them with you to your appointment. (All forms are Adobe pdf)
- UHC Vision Clinic Patient Agreement Form (All Patients)
- Medical Profile Form
- UHC Patient Agreement Form (Faculty/Staff only)
- UHC Dependent Patient Agreement Form (Dependents only)
- Health History Form (Faculty/Staff only)
- Vision Insurance Form
- Patient Profile
- Consent for Dilation
- Consent for Wellness Screening
- Refractive Surgery Patient Summary
- Occupational Health Approval
- Release of Health Information