BCM Family
for Faculty, Staff and Trainees
Volume 7, Issue 7
July 2010

BCM eye glass shop opens at Medical Building

INterior of BCM Optical
BCM employees check out the selection at the new optical shop.

Baylor College of Medicine employees have a new service at their disposal – the BCM Optical Shop.

The new shop is now open in the Medical Building on the Baylor College of Medicine McNair Campus. Employees of the college receive a 20 percent discount on frames and other eye wear, and family members receive a 10 percent discount.

Location and hours

The shop is located on the first floor of the Medical Building at 7200 B Cambridge, 77030. BCM ID-holders can use the BCM shuttle to get to and from the Medical Building.

Store hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The store closes for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments can sometimes be made the same day, but for convenience, call 713-798-6100 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Douglas KochProducts

The shop sells a range of eyeglass wear from affordable to high-end lines. Featured luxury lines include Judith Lieber, Alain Mikli, Tom Ford, Tag Heuer, Fred and Prada. Premium lines featured are Vera Wang, Betsy Johnson, Mondottica, Nike, Silhouette and Ready Readers.

Pocket readers, sunglasses and magnetic glasses are also available in the shop.

The Alkek Eye Center at BCM, staffed by faculty members from the college's department of ophthalmology, also is located in the Medical Building.

Prescriptions

To order glasses, customers can bring in a prescription from any optometrist or ophthalmologist. Experienced opticians will help customers select frames.

For customers without a prescription, a referral can be made to an optometrist or ophthalmologist in the Alkek Eye Center. Providers in the Alkek Eye Center handle all prescriptions for contact lenses. Contact lenses are not available through BCM Optical.

Currently, the eye glass shop accepts Superior Vision insurance. Applications for other forms of insurance are pending. All flex plans are accepted.

For more information on BCM Optical, please contact the store at 713-798-2020 or bcmoptical@bcm.edu.