Vision Clinic

  • Eye exam

    Dr. Johnson, who specializes in low vision, conducts an eye examination.

  • Eyeglass adjustment

    We strive to make sure that your new eyeglasses are comfortable and the perfect fit.

  • Eye Exam

    The Vision Clinic assists patients with using low vision magnifiers.

  • Eye Exam

    The Vision Clinic provides thorough eye examinations.

  • Vision Clinic staff

    The Vision Clinic staff are here to assist you with all your vision needs.

The Western Michigan University Vision Clinic is a premier eye care facility located on WMU's east campus, on the fourth floor of the University Medical and Health Sciences Center.

WMU has had programs for researching and preparing teachers for low vision and blindness for over 50 years. The vision clinic has been an integral component providing students in the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies with necessary practical experiences. Historically, the Vision Clinic had provided services almost exclusively for people with significantly reduced eyesight. We now offer comprehensive vision care services for WMU employees, students and the community.

Our licensed and credentialed optometrists provide high quality comprehensive vision care for a wide variety of visual needs.

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General optometric services

  • Complete ocular health exams
  • Wide selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • OSHA approved glasses
  • Sports frames

Learn more about our general optometric services

Low vision optometric services

  • Vision assessments (including visual field measurement)
  • Lighting and glare evaluation
  • Variety of low vision services:
    • Near task magnification (desktop and handheld)
    • Glare control
    • Contrast modification
    • Computer accessibility
    • Distance magnification
    • Visual field enhancement
  • Visual aid training

Learn more about our low vision optometric services


The Western Michigan University Vision Clinic is open Monday through Friday.

  • General eye exams are available Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Low vision eye exams are available weekly by appointment.

An optician is available on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. for the following services:

  • Eyeglass fittings/adjustments
  • Ordering eyeglasses, sunglasses and contacts
  • Browsing frames

Appointments can be made by calling (269) 387-7064.

Frequently Asked Questions


Call us at (269) 387-7064 to schedule an appointment.


If you are interested in making a gift to the Vision Clinic at Western Michigan University, please visit Donations are being accepted for the purchase of equipment and improvement projects. We thank you for your consideration.

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