UAB Eye Care, the clinical arm of the School of Optometry, offers discounts to UAB employees and students. There are savings for those with and without vision insurance.

“Being able to access eye care nearby during a workday or a school day is such a convenient opportunity,” said Dr. Beth Steele, associate dean of clinical affairs. “Having these discounts in place for the UAB family is simply another bonus for those who need eye care.”

The discount for employees without vision insurance is 25 percent off eyewear. For those with insurance, the discount is an additional 10% off any overages.

There are a number of discounts available for UAB’s student population.

Here are the available discounts:

  • Waived Co-Pay: Waived out-of-pocket expenses up to a total of $30 for an annual comprehensive eye exam.
  • Optical Discounts: 25 percent discount on frames and lenses for eyeglasses and sunglasses. OR a package of frames/lenses starting at $139.
  • Contact Lens Discounts: 50 percent off all contact lens fitting fees and waived contact lens evaluation fee ($40) for patients currently wearing lenses and doing well.

Make an appointment by calling 205-975-2020 to get a current prescription and to access the discounts.  Anyone with a current prescription can bring it to UAB Eye Care’s optical department without an appointment and purchase frames using the discounts. A BlazeID must be presented at checkout.

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