Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop
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Whether you need a routine vision test or more specialized care, the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop (located on campus) is here for you and all of your eye care needs.
When you visit our shop, situated on the first floor of the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Our optometrists give your eyes a thorough examination and treat any vision problems you may be experiencing.
work with you to select frames that fit and flatter your face.
They also help you find the type of contact lenses that
work best for you.
If you have underlying medical conditions that
affect your vision, we have board-certified, world-renowned ophthalmologists
able to treat eye problems ranging from mild myopia to rare ocular
and retinal disorders.
To make an appointment, call 949-824-7690
For specific questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm
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
Your general eye exam will include refraction to
complete an eye glasses prescription and dilation to complete
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
If you are new to contact lenses, we have a specialist
to help you learn how to handle, clean and care for them.
also train you on insertion and removal.
If you are
a new contact lens patient, your appointment will last approximately
The friendly and caring staff at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
Optical Shop is experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions
affecting the eye and vision.
When vision problems are a symptom
of a more serious eye condition, we have some of the world's
best ophthalmologists on site at the
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, with access to the latest diagnostic
Frames and lenses
Prices for optical frames start as low as $85. Ask our optical experts about current in-house promotions or multiple pair discounts.
We carry a wide selection of frames at a range of prices to fit your budget.
Minor adjustments and repairs are free.
We accept the following insurance:
o VSP Choice
o VSP Signature
o Aetna Vision Network
o Aetna Vision Network II
o Blue View Vision- Kroger
o Blue View Vision, Anthem Vision Access
o Blue View Vision, Uniview Vision Insight (student’s vision plan through UCSHIP)
o Blue View Vision, Uniview Vision Select
Your satisfaction is our top priority. Please let us know what we can do to meet your needs. Our warranty program includes:
- 30-day lens design non-adapt exchange
- 60-day prescription change
- 1-year frame warranty against manufacturer defect
Please talk to our optical staff for more information on the warranties we offer.
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The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop offers a full range
of eye and vision care services to address all of your needs.
we offer include:
- Contact lens fitting (soft or hard)
- Co-management of ocular
conditions with ophthalmologist
- Eyeglass fitting
- Eyeglass prescriptions
- Post-op care for cataract surgery
- Pre-op care for cataract surgery
- Referrals for low vision care
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The eye and vision care experts at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
Optical Shop treat a wide range of conditions affecting the eyes,
- Diabetic eye problems
- Dry eye
- Eye allergies
- General and acute eye infections and inflammation
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We have a broad selection of eyewear to choose from and we carry
all major brands, including:
- Calvin Klein
- De Stijl
- Emporio Armani
- Kate Spade
- Maui Jim
- Roberto Cavalli
- Tiffany & Co.
- Victoria’s Secret
- Tom Ford
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UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute optometrists are experienced in vision testing and fitting patients with eyeglasses and contacts. They are also able to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the eyes, and can quickly refer more complicated cases to our team of highly-trained ophthalmologists. Call 949-824-7690 to book an appointment with one of our optometrists: Liegler, OD, or Joseph Bui, OD.
Our staff of board-certified opticians include: Patrisha Elbeck, ABO, NCLEC – Optical Shop Manager; Christy Nguyen, ABO, NCLEC; Sayeh Taghiphour, ABO. They are able to advise you on various types of lenses, and assist you to select and fit frames and contact lenses.
If you have underlying conditions that affect your vision, the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute has board-certified ophthalmologists on site, able to treat eye problems ranging from mild myopia to rare ocular and retinal disorders.
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