Vision Clinic

  • Eye exam

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

  • Octopus 900

    With the most updated state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, the WMU Vision Clinic is able to detect early stages of eye disease.

  • 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.

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 also offer comprehensive vision care services for WMU employees and family members, students and the community. Please reference our insurance page that lists what we currently accept.

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

Low vision optometric services

The Western Michigan University Unified Clinics offer many services for individuals with low vision. Diagnostics and equipment purchases take place here in the Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic while training and assistance take place in the Occupational Therapy clinic. Low Vision is the term used to describe significant visual impairment that cannot be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Approximately 80 to 90% of people classified as legally blind have some degree of usable vision.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Referral Form

Below are some of the services we offer at our clinic:

  • Vision assessments (including visual field measurement)
  • Lighting and glare evaluation
  • Equipment purchasing and on-site low vision store
  • 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

Occupational therapy for individuals with low vision can benefit those with:

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Glaucoma

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Visual field loss caused by neurological insult (ex., stroke, head injury)

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Other difficulties associated with low vision


The Western Michigan University Vision Rehabilitation Clinic has purchased state-of-the-art eye testing equipment to enhance patients’ experiences. By acquiring the latest technological eye testing equipment, the clinic continues to provide the best quality services for eye health needs. The clinic purchased the Ocular Health Tomography and the Optos Daytona plus.


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

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

An optician is available by appointment only on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the following services:

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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

Contact Information

Phone: (269) 387-7064
Address: 1000 Oakland Drive, 4th Floor, Kalamazoo, MI 49008


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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