UCI Health Optical Shop: Preparing for Your Appointment

General eye exam appointments

For general eye exams, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This allows time for you to complete your paperwork and pretesting procedures.

Your general eye exam will include refraction to complete an eye glasses prescription and dilation to complete your ocular health check. Please bring all of your current glasses.

A regular eye exam takes about 30 minutes.

Contact lens appointments

For contact lens appointments, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Be sure to wear your contact lenses to the exam and bring in the parameters of your contact lenses.

If you are new to contact lenses, we have a specialist to help you learn how to handle, clean and care for them. They will also train you on insertion and removal.

If you are a new contact lens patient, your appointment will last approximately one hour.