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Eye Care for U!

UHS Eye Care & Optical Services is your one-stop source for high-quality, personalized, affordable vision care. We serve students, faculty and staff of the Five Colleges: UMass Amherst, Hampshire College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College.

Contact us at (413) 577-3937 for eye care appointments, contact lens orders, record requests, or any other needs. For assistance with glasses, call Optical Services: (413) 577-5007.

We provide...

  • Complete eye examinations and emergency care 
  • Eyewear for everyday, fashion, sports and work 
  • On-site lens lab, for same- or next-day service on most prescriptions and eyewear 
  • Contact lens specialists
  • Online lens orders with our Contact Lens e-Store
  • Specialty contact lenses 

Ways to Pay

Eye Exams

Complete Eye Exams at UHS

Healthy eyes and good vision are an important part of your overall wellbeing. Our thorough optometric examinations can identify vision problems, eye diseases and other abnormalities. Exams include:

  • health history review
  • visual acuity test
  • retinal check (with pupil dilation when indicated)
  • refraction (eyeglass determination)
  • color vision test (when indicated)
  • blood pressure test (when indicated)
  • eye health consultation, including glaucoma and cataract check
  • contact lens evaluation, when indicated
  • explanation of results

To make an appointment, call Eye Care Services at (413) 577-3937.


We accept Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, Fallon, Davis Vision, EyeMed, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, MetLife and Tufts health plans. Not all plans cover routine eye exams; check with your insurance carrier.

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

When you choose UHS’s Eye Care Services department for your contact lenses, you’ll benefit from comprehensive care, including: 

  • Initial evaluation 
  • Fitting, if necessary 
  • Follow-up visits
  • Ongoing monitoring and lens replacement

Our staff members have the experience and product knowledge you need. We have lenses for every vision need and lifestyle – soft, soft toric, firm gas permeable, bifocal, tinted, and disposable, including single-wear products.

How to Order Contact Lenses

Anyone with a valid prescription can order contact lenses from Eye Care Services.

Choose from one of these options:

  • Call Eye Care Services, (413) 577-EYES
  • Bring your prescription to our offices
  • Order online at our lens e-store
  • Fax your prescription to (413) 577-5054

UHS Optical Services is here for all your eyewear needs.

We are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment for assistance with glasses, call us at (413) 577-5007. For eye exams, contact lenses, and appointments with our optometrist, contact Eye Care Services at (413) 577-3937.

Experience and Quality

Our skilled, licensed opticians are trained to fit you and help you select frames, lenses and other optical products prescribed by your eye doctor. We have the finest quality lenses, made with the latest technology. Thin, light lenses and all types of coatings are available.

On-Site Lens Lab

Our high-tech on-site lens lab lets you you bring in a prescription from any eye doctor, pick a frame from the many designer options available, and be seeing well and looking great in no time.

No prescription? No problem! Eye Care Services offers complete eye exams; for an appointment, call 413-577-EYES.

Frames for Your Lifestyle

  • Designer eyewear – Kate Spade, RayBan, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Versace, Wiley X, and more
  • Designer sunglasses – prescription and non-prescription options available
  • Protective lenses for sports or work
  • Frames to fit every budget


We accept Davis Vision and Eyemed; in addition, many insurance plans offer discounts. Students receive a 10% discount on all frames and eyeglass lenses (cannot be combined with other insurance discounts). 

Your Satisfaction is Important to Us

Our follow-up care includes free adjustments and minor repairs. Frames are covered by a one-year warranty against manufacturers’ defects.

Angela Abraham
Provider Spotlight
Angela B. Abraham, OD
  • Position: Director, Eye Care Services
  • Joined UHS: 2021
  • Medical interests: Primary eye care, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease treatment and management
  • Education: University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry; Ocular Disease Fellowship - O’Donnell Eye Institute; Nick Littlefield Health Policy Fellowship - Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, NEHI
  • Professional Background: Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for the New England College of Optometry (NECO); Consultant for community health optometry nationally and locally; Clinical faculty of the New England College of Optometry (NECO); CEO and Founder, Wright Eye Institute, Inc., specializing in comprehensive eye care and ocular disease with an emphasis on glaucoma treatment and management. Areas of interest include social justice in health care, public health strategies and outcomes as related to eye and vision impairment and loss, reducing racial disparities in vision health care and strategies to improve cultural competence in the practice of optometry.
  • Memberships and Certifications: Board Certified: Massachusetts Board of Optometry, South Carolina Board of Optometry
  • Professional Affiliations and Honors: American Optometric Association, National Optometric Association, Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, National Association of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • More About Me: Lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., avid Peloton spinner, began foil fencing in college, and enjoy traveling with friends and family.
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