Mindful Eyes At Bfc

Contact Information

Phone Number: 510-548-2570
Location: Berkeley Free Clinic, 2339 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Hours: 5:30PM-7:00PM on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month, Drop-In Only


  • Free over-the-counter reading glasses* (no prescription is needed)
  • Free prescription glasses* (single vision and bifocal only, valid spectacle prescription is needed) made in accordance with ANSI standards
  • Vision screening with services that may include some or all of these listed below, performed and/or supervised by a licensed optometrist
  • Confrontation vision tests
  • Refraction
  • Screening blood pressure measurement
  • Screening ocular health tests

Note: this is a screening and does not take the place of a complete eye examination which includes a full vision and ocular health examination to check for diseases including but not limited to glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Because of this no written eyeglass or contact lens prescription will be made available in accordance with CA Civil Code 1714.26.


Free, but to qualify for services, a patient must fall in to one of the following categories:

  • A veteran of the armed forces
  • An adult (over the age of 18) in a household with total annual income at or below 138% of the federal poverty guideline ($16642 for a household size of 1 as of 2017)
  • An adult (over the age of 18) receiving Medi-Cal or county health benefits


What to bring: For prescription glasses, bring valid spectacle prescription. Frame selection and lens measurements will be performed, and spectacle orders will be ready for pick-up by the next Mindful Eyes event (approximately 2 week processing time)
If a patient is unable to obtain a spectacle prescription, they will be referred to a community eye care professional or receive a vision screening through Mindful Eyes (determined on a case-by-case basis)


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Last Updated 2/7/18

Last Updated

Last Updated 2/7/18 by Amy and Lyna (Vision Health Services), added to Wiki by Nick

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