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Eye Institute

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The Midwestern University Eye Institute is your source for exceptional eye care at affordable prices.

The Eye Institute houses over 60 exam rooms, classrooms, and specialty care areas, and optical retail services offering a wide selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses at competitive prices.

Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Optometry faculty and students work together to ensure the highest quality eye care using the latest technology.

As a full service eye and vision clinic, the Eye Institute provides comprehensive eye exams, glasses and contact lenses, disease screenings, sports vision training and vision enhancement for athletes, low-vision and rehabilitative vision services, pediatric care, and a 24-hour on-call optometrist.

Primary Eye Care

Primary eye care includes the identification, treatment and prevention of conditions and diseases that may affect and potentially threaten a patient’s vision.  A primary eye care exam encompasses a comprehensive vision examination to include disease screening, glasses prescription evaluation, treatment for common eye diseases, and education on risk factors and disease prevention.

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Vision vs. Medical Insurance

The specifics of medical insurance can be confusing, and vision coverage is no exception. Insurance companies usually categorize visits to your eye doctor as either “routine” or “medical”.

So, should I use my medical or vision insurance?

Medical insurance is for situations where there is a medical sign, symptom or ongoing care for a medical condition.  A few examples are infections, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes or emergencies.  Your medical insurance may cover diagnostic tests, such as digital imaging, visual field evaluations and other specialized tests.

Vision insurance is for routine eye examinations and prescriptions which are usually used one time a year.  Also, they generally cover glasses, and/or contacts lenses or may provide a discount. Some examples are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Please note that insurance plans vary greatly and pre-approval may be required.  Please contact our front desk for any questions.

Introducing MyChart

Starting in October 2023, Midwestern University Clinics will start offering MyChart® by EPIC®.

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What To Expect

Affordable and Designer Frames and Sunglasses

The Midwestern University Eye Institute offers affordable and designer frames and sunglasses for all ages. Our experienced, board certified opticians provide personalized service in the selection of eyewear to maximize your individual vision needs.

We offer the most current technologies including thinner, lightweight materials. We also offer the latest technology lens treatments such as Crizal anti-reflective coating, blue light and ultra-violet light protection, Transitions, and glare-reducing polarized sun lenses. Specialty sports frames, occupational safety frames, and computer glasses are also available for every member of an active family.

If the frame you want is from one of our vendors and we don’t have it in stock, we can order it just for you. While the Midwestern University Optical is convenient for our clinic patients, we will also fill prescriptions written by other eye doctors and provide glasses adjustments and repairs.

We take pride in providing friendly, sincere, expert advice to find you the best pair of glasses. Midwestern University’s Optical is the one-stop option for all of your eyewear needs!

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