UAB Eye Care

UAB Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care services to the community as well as training and education for optometry students and resident optometrists. The state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary clinic is outfitted with the latest optometric equipment necessary for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of most eye problems. UAB Eye Care clinicians provide comprehensive services for both pediatric and adult patients in a number of optometric subspecialties.


  • Comprehensive eye and vision exams
  • Medical eye exams
  • Eye Emergency
  • Optical
  • Optical repair (if repairable)
  • Voucher Program
  • Low-cost eye exam and glasses prices


UAB Eye Care (Main)
1716 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: (205) 975-2020

Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Highway
Midfield, AL 35228

Phone: (205) 715-6121

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna
  • Avesis (vision only)
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield All Kids
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers
  • Medicaid (HP)
  • Medicare Part B
  • Medicare Travelers
  • Mutual of Omaha Physicians Mutual
  • Southland (Vision only)
  • National Insurance Superior Vision
  • Tricare for Life
  • WPS
  • Tricare South Region
  • United Health Care PEEHIP
  • VSP/Eyefinity
  • Viva Health
  • Viva Medicare Plus

Voucher Program

The voucher program exists for people who do not have insurance and who meet one of the following requirements:

  • Income below or at the poverty guidelines level (proof of income)
  • Shelter resident (shelter provides letter)
  • Food stamp letter

Proof is required upon appointment.

UAB Student Benefits

UAB Eye Care provides exclusive discounts for UAB undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Waived out-of-pocket expenses up to a total of $30 for an annual comprehensive eye exam
  • Waived contact lens evaluation fee ($40) for patients currently wearing lenses and doing well
  • A 25% discount on frames and lenses of eyeglasses and sunglasses (some restrictions apply)
  • A 50% discount on all contact lens fitting fees

Call today to schedule your eye exam

UAB Eye Care Main: (205) 975-2020

Western Health Center: (205) 715-6127

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