Vision Center

Vision Center

Students are eligible for a comprehensive eye exam at a discounted rate. These eye exams include the following:

  • Glaucoma test

  • Visual refractive systems
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Retina exams

Sac State students are eligible for frames and lenses at a discounted rate. In addition, we offer contact lens fitting services and fill contact lens prescriptions at a discounted rate.


Who is eligible for services at the Vision Center?

All currently enrolled Sacramento State students are eligibility for one comprehensive examination per year (contact lens fees for established patients $20.00, new contact lenses $30.00/includes training).  Faculty and staff with a current prescription may purchase eye glasses at the Vision Center.  The cost of glasses and/or contact lenses varies depending on the prescription.

How often should I get my eyes checked?

The need for and frequency of eye examinations vary with age, race, medical history, family history, occupation, and other factors.  In general, health individuals should have a comprehensive eye examination every 1-2 years.   Howevever, the presence of certain risk factors may necessitate more frequent evaluations based on the judgment of your eye care provider.  Anyone experiencing sudden vision changes or ocular discomfort should seek immediate evaulation by an eye care professional.

Where is the Vision Center located?

The WELL Building, first floor.

How do I make or cancel an appointment?

To schedule or cancel an appointment, please call Health Services at 916-278-6461, in person, or by calling 916-278-6332.

Eye Exam Hours

Spring / Fall Summer
Monday - Friday            Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed for Lunch  
12:00 - 12:30 pm  

Do I need to bring anything with me to my appointment?

Wear your current contact lenses and brin gyour glasses.  Contact lens wearers are requested to wear their lenses at least three hours prior to their appointment.  In addition, contact lens wearers should bring their current contact lens parameter information in the form of a contact lens package or prescription.

NOTE -- Bring sunglasses when having an initial eye exam.

How long is the appointment?

The initial appointment generally takes about 45 minutes.  Follow-up appointments may be necessary for additional servicess, such as contact lens fitting and/or evaluation.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the necessary medical forms; check-in at the Vision Center.


American Optimetric Association


For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.