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the Cost of an Optometrist

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$ 90
Mar 2008
Rapid City, SD
Eye exam for new prescription  more... close row
$ 145
Apr 2007
New York,NY
Eye exam from teaching clinic  more... close row
$ 225
Mar 2008
Willow Grove, PA
Eye exam and glasses for child  more... close row
$ 500
Apr 2007
San Francisco, CA
Eye exam and super durable glasses  more... close row
$ 200
Feb 2006
Alameda, CA
Optometry exam, prescriptions, and contacts  more... close row
$ 99
Dec 2007
Watauga, TX
Exam and glasses, great experience  more... close row
$ 59
Feb 2009
Gainesville, FL
Existential eye exam was a human nature experience  more... close row
$ 55
Mar 2007
Alameda, CA
Eye exam and prescription for glasses and contacts  more... close row
$ 80
Jul 2007
Houston, TX
Exam including glaucoma testing and dilation  more... close row
$ 110
Mar 2008
East Greenville, PA
Basic eye exam and contact fitting  more... close row
$ 99
Mar 2008
Lakewood, NJ
Eye exam and two pairs of glasses  more... close row
$ 260
Apr 2007
Alameda, CA
Contact Lens fitting and 4 month supply  more... close row

Description of service

I was fitted for contact lenses through my eye doctor's office. The doctor did not have them on hand, so he ordered them, and they came about a week and a half later. The fitting was $40 and the contacts were $220.

My contacts are two-week disposable contacts - I am supposed to take them out each night buy doing that, they will last for about two weeks. Since I definitely don't wear contact lenses every day, I get a four month supply, and they last me about a year. In addition, I don't really keep track of if I've worn them fourteen times - I just wear them until they rip or are not comfortable any more.

My contacts are soft contacts made for astigmatism, and cost a little more than regular soft contacts.

Review of Service

It would have been more convenient if my doctor had stocked the contacts, but they are not a normal prescription, so I can't really expect that.

Aside from having to wait for them to come in, the service was great. All of the fitting was easy and painless, although the doctor did say that I have a very unusual way of putting in contact lenses and that he'd never seen anyone do it quite like that.


Check and see if your insurance covers your contact lenses or the contact lens fitting(mine didn't, since I had already used it on glasses). Check and see if the doctor charges extra for the fitting, or if that is included in the price of the contacts.

Also, think carefully about what kind of contacts are best for you. There are pros and cons of every kind of contact lens.

$ 260
Jun 2007
Berkeley, CA
Prescription Sunglasses  more... close row