Our eye clinic at UC Berkeley’s Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science serves thousands of patients each year, and while each patient is unique, we have compiled an overview of what to expect with a comprehensive eye exam from start to finish. 

Before You Arrive

Schedule an appointment by calling us, or by using our Patient Inquiry form.

When You Arrive

On the day of your appointment, arrive at clinic and check in at one of our kiosks in the main lobby. Please be sure to bring the following:

  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Bring any forms that the doctor has asked you to fill out.

Once you’ve checked in, please proceed to the designated waiting area and fill out a health history form.

During Your Appointment

A typical comprehensive eye exam lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours from start to finish, and includes a dilated health check of your eyes. As a teaching institution, our clinical team is composed of optometry students, resident doctors, and staff doctors. The exam will largely be conducted by a student clinician and is overseen by a resident or staff doctor.

After Your Appointment

We look forward to serving you!

Contact Us

If you have any questions about what to expect at your appointment, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re always happy to speak to our patients!