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Vision Community Resources

SHAC offers a Snellen eye chart test and can make supportive optometry and ophthalmology referrals for any SHAC eligible student. The PSU Student Health Insurance plan does not cover vision, but offers a discounted vision program. Call 1.866.381.1529 for more information. Listed below are businesses that give discounts to ALL PSU students.


1962 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
503.227.0632 |

Visualeyes offers discounts to all students, providing comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, LASIK consultations, and treatment of eye infections, injuries, and most other eye diseases. Basic pricing as of Winter 2014:

  • $60 comprehensive eye exam
  • $40-$68 contact lens fitting (depending on complexity)
  • $60 single vision lenses
  • 40% off all frames

Hendrix & McGuire Optical

925 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205





4133 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
$55 discount on eye care services for students paying at time of service.


College of Optometry and Vision Centers

The College of Optometry and Vision Centers offer vision exams, eye disease special testing, contact lens care, vision therapy and assistance for the partially sighted. They offer a 25% discount on eye exams for students or they will bill based on a sliding fee. Visits are by appointment only. See locations below.


44 North 11th St.
(Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center)

Downtown Portland

511 SW 10th Ave., Suite 500


Forest Grove Vision Center

2043 College Way, First Floor Jefferson Hall

(Pacific University College of Optometry)

SE Portland

3653 SE 34th

NE Portland

5329 NE MLK Blvd





Portland Vision Clinic

511 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Provides complete vision and eye health examinations for glasses and contact lenses. Reduced fee and payment options for those in financial need. Accepts most vision and insurance plans, including OHP and Care Oregon.