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Optical Shop

A mother, father, daughter and son are seen wearing glasses.

The UK Optical Shop is currently only offering contact lens orders. You may order a one-year supply of contact lenses, which will be sent directly to you (shipping is free). We are working hard to provide the best services and products to our valued customers. A full-service optical shop is planned to open in early 2020.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use another optometrist’s prescription at the UK Optical Shop?

    Yes, we accept any valid prescription from any physician.

    Do you accept my vision insurance?

    We currently accept EyeMed Vision, Medicaid and Medicare. You may call the optical shop to confirm your benefits.

    Can I schedule an appointment?

    An appointment is not needed at the UK Optical Shop. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist or optometrist, please call 859-323-5867.

    Can you provide a copy of my prescription?

    We recommend you call the doctor’s office where you had your exam to obtain your prescription. If you saw a UK HealthCare provider, you may contact 859-323-5867 to obtain a copy.

    How can I give feedback about my experience?

    It is our goal to ensure you are completely satisfied. Please contact the Leadership Team at UK Optical by email at UKHC_OpticalShop@uky.edu with any comments.

    We highly value your feedback and encourage you to contact us.

    Do you accept the FSA card?

    Yes. Most FSA plans allow for the purchase of an eye exam or eyeglasses. Please contact your plan administrator for complete details about your FSA plan. We are glad to provide detailed receipts for your purchase.

  • What can I do with used glasses that I no longer need?

    UK Optical Shops are a collection site for donated glasses. Lions Club volunteers collect old eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses. They clean and repair the used eyewear, which is then distributed to people who cannot afford to buy their own. They accept both prescription and non-prescription eyewear, in both adults' and children's sizes. To learn more visit the Lions Club website.

  • Locations

    Optical Shop

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington
    110 Conn Terrace
    Fifth Floor
    Lexington, KY 40508
    Call 859-323-3045 (This number is for the Optical Shop only. For eye exam appointments, please call 859-323-5867.)
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Please note: The optical shop is currently open for contact lens orders only. A full service optical shop is scheduled to open in early 2020.

    Ophthalmology–Manchester

    UK Manchester Eye Care
    231 White St.
    Manchester, KY 40962

    (Primary eye care, retina and vitreous disorders)