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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
$ 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
$ 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

Description of service

For $220, I got prescription sunglasses. I had gotten the prescription somewhere else, and went to a chain (although not a very widespread chain) to get the sunglasses.

It took about a week for me to get the sunglasses and when I got them, they were fitted to me. I've had to go back once to get them re-fitted because they were a little too loose. They also adjusted another pair of my glasses while I was there, even though I hadn't bought those glasses at that particular store.

Review of Service

The place has great glasses frames - I've gotten regular glasses (not sunglasses) there before. I went back because I liked their selection so much. It's impressive because it's a little store but it has plenty of choices. You can get cheaper frames, but I really liked the ones I got.

I got to pick exactly which shade of lenses I wanted and they had everything - pink, yellow, brown, gray, blue, and each one came in a range of dark to light.

I could have gotten my eye exam there, but I'm not sure how much that would have cost.

I really liked that they were willing to adjust my other glasses also, it saved me a trip.


If you don't have a regular eye doctor, optical stores usually have an optometrist on the premises so you can get your prescription updated at the same time.

Since glasses are an investment, make sure that there is some kind of warranty, even if it's as simple as making sure that the store will adjust your glasses for free if it's needed. Many stores have a 30 day money back policy in case the glasses really don't work for you.