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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 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
503.228.2154 |



Portland Eye Care

4133 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
503.444.7639 |
$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