Eye exams are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday of each week and take 30 minutes to complete.

Tight on time? No problem. Have your exam and return later to talk about your eyewear or contact lens needs.

Call 612-331-7100 to schedule your examination today. Please let us know if you will be using any current promotions.


Dinkytown Optical accepts most insurance and 3rd party administrator plans and can help you understand what your coverage consists of. Current accepted plans include:


  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Medica/UnitedHealthcare/UnitedHealthcare Vision (Spectera)
  • Preferred One
  • Health Partners
  • Aetna eyeglasses in Minneapolis eye exam in Minneapolis cheap eye exams discount eyeglasses eye exam walmart
  • Humana/Humana Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Davis Vision
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • NVA
  • UCare
  • Hennepin Health
  • Cigna
  • UMR

Cheap Eye Exams

Routine eye examinations consist of three parts:

  • Health and wellness examination - The doctor does a physical examination of the front and back of the eye using various illumination devices. This may or may not require dialation of the eye.
  • Refraction - The doctor places several lenses in front of the eyes to gain a "true refraction". He/she then asks the patient to look at a letter chart to gain a "subjective refraction" - the lens combination that the patient is most comfortable wearing.
  • Contact Lens Fitting - The contact fitting is only performed on patients currently wearing or desiring to wear contact lenses. It is considered to be "cosmetic" by most insurance companies and not covered by insurance.