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the Cost of an Optometrist

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$ 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
$ 90
Mar 2008
Rapid City, SD
Eye exam for new prescription  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

Description of service

I got an eye examination, and was given a prescription for both glasses and contact lenses.

I paid $45 after insurance, but insurance only covered $10 of this visit. I had used up most of the insurance on a pair of glasses earlier in the year.

Review of Service

I have seen this doctor before and while he seems to be a little absent-minded, I am always very pleased with the glasses and contacts that I get from his prescriptions. He is willing to work with me until we get the prescription right, which sometimes takes a while.

For example, a couple of years ago, he just couldn't get the prescription right for my contacts. It wasn't just him; another eye doctor had also had problems with the prescription. I had to go back three or four times and while it was annoying to have to keep going back, I only got charged for one visit and we eventually found a prescription that deals with my astigmatism and my nearsightedness.

I order my contacts from his office - he never has them on hand, but orders them. However, his selection of glasses frames is really small so I usually go somewhere else for those.


Make sure you know if you have vision insurance and what exactly it covers. Your insurance may pay for all visits, or you may have a set co-pay, or you may end up paying for everything yourself. Also check and see how often you can go to the eye doctor. When you get new glasses or contacts, it's best to have an updated prescription, but some forms of insurance limit the number of visits.

$ 110
Mar 2008
East Greenville, PA
Basic eye exam and contact fitting  more... close row
$ 80
Jul 2007
Houston, TX
Exam including glaucoma testing and dilation  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