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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
$ 99
Dec 2007
Watauga, TX
Exam and glasses, great experience  more... close row
$ 200
Feb 2006
Alameda, CA
Optometry exam, prescriptions, and contacts  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

Description of service

I needed a complete eye exam including glaucoma testing and dilated exam.I wanted an exam for both glasses and contact lenses and was interested in getting multifocal contacts since I currently need reading glasses in addition to correction for severe myopia. My regular optometrist was not available for the day I needed to go in.

Review of Service

The service was incredible and I ended up preferring this optometrist to my regular one. She was extremely personable as well as being thorough and professional. The glaucoma exam was done both directly and indirectly due to my extreme nearsightedness and the whole exam was rigorous. Trial lenses of two different brands were provided and a trial pair of multifocals was ordered for me.

This office will do as many subsequent visits and trial pairs of contacts as it takes to get a good fit without any additional charges. For me it was several visits. Each time I was treated very well and the emphasis was on service. The office has both evening hours and is open on Saturday and Sunday which is incredibly convenient and is next door to a discount provider for glasses and contacts that is cheaper than ordering online. Even the support staff were unusually pleasant and helpful. (the receptionist and optical technician)

The price for this great office is about $25 or more less than the average here. I know because I called and did a lot of comparison shopping. However, because of the level of care, I would pay more to use this provider in the future.


By all means call to get a good price, but the service really counts. Your eyes are too important to compromise and if anything seems unprofessional or uncaring, I'd just end the visit and leave. If you can, get recommendations from friends and family.

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