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Old 02/27/12, 11:14 AM
 
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Average cost of an eye exam.

I have insurance, but did not elect vision coverage.

My doctor is going to be starting me on a medicine
that requires an eye test beforehand.

I called today and the price without insurance is
$89.00. That sure seems high to me!

What do you pay for your eye exams? Just needing
to know if this is the average cost these days or the
quote is way above average.

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Old 02/27/12, 11:24 AM
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that's about what I paid for a routine eye exam. I was shocked, too, as a couple years prior I had paid somewhere around $40.

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Old 02/27/12, 11:25 AM
 
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We just paid $35 in El Paso, TX. It was at a Costco eye place...the office is adjacent to the store. GREAT service!

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Old 02/27/12, 12:31 PM
 
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$50 here

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Old 02/27/12, 12:38 PM
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It depends on the exam. Walmart offers an eye exam for $39.00, but that just tests your vision to see if you need glasses. If you want a good exam where they dialate and look inside your eyes, then $80-120 is the norm. I pay $95.00 and get a very thorough exam for that price.

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Old 02/27/12, 12:42 PM
 
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My DH has an app't tomorrow and it's $44, we have insurance but it's between times that they will pay.

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Old 02/27/12, 12:44 PM
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There's a chain of places that has a location near me....

http://www.t---air.com/

For $69.95 you get an exam and 2 pair of glasses...this does not include specialty lenses ( tint...progressives..bifocals etc. )

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Old 02/27/12, 10:05 PM
 
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My daughter went to America's Best (t---air.com). After the exam, they told her it would be $280 at the cheapest!!! She's a student and had $200 to make it to the end of March. She had to pay about $85 for just the exam and didn't get any glasses

We had used them before a couple of years ago and knew they never actually came through on the $69.95, but that was a major rip-off! And they really got mad about giving her the prescription and would not write down her pupillary distance.

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Old 02/27/12, 10:10 PM
 
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$280 here for a new patient at the clinic we use for my son for an opthomologist. The local place for just an optomotrist is around $125.

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Old 02/27/12, 10:11 PM
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When I got my eyes checked at Costco with dilation and a glaucoma check it was $60...they would not bill insurance you had to get that done yourself.

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Old 02/27/12, 11:03 PM
 
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That is very reasonable. Last time I had mine checked and got glasss it was almost $800....

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Old 02/27/12, 11:07 PM
 
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Sounds cheap to me. Why don't you call Walmart or Sams? I know that I pay a whole lot more than but. You really should have your eyes checked regularly.
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Old 02/28/12, 12:04 AM
 
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Well, I guess it does seem then more like an
average price for an opthomologist. I was
really surprised though when she said $89.00,
as I was figuring it would be $45 to $50.

I am not getting glasses. I am going to be
starting the medication Plaquenil and need
to have a starting base to compare to while
I am on the medication. I think you get your
eyes checked every 6 months.

This doctor also diagnoses and treats eye
diseases.

Thanks for your replies! I feel a bit better
about it now knowing that some of you pay
around the same amount.

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Old 02/28/12, 12:36 AM
 
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Do you have any America's Best in your area? Last summer I got glasses/contacts for the first time and they were pretty cheap. You get your eye exam, and up to 2 pairs of glasses for just under $70. If you join their eye care club you get a free exam per year with a 3 or 5 year plan. This is what I paid and I don't have insurance.

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Old 02/28/12, 07:19 AM
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My daughter went to America's Best (t---air.com). After the exam, they told her it would be $280 at the cheapest!!! She's a student and had $200 to make it to the end of March. She had to pay about $85 for just the exam and didn't get any glasses

We had used them before a couple of years ago and knew they never actually came through on the $69.95, but that was a major rip-off! And they really got mad about giving her the prescription and would not write down her pupillary distance.

It would seem that your daughters prescription was for something more than a single vision lens....On the paper copy of mine they did not write a pupilary distance either but that was quickly remedied by a phone call...
Sorry your family had a bad experience with them...DH went and was told he needed bifocals...his were expensive as well. I just ordered 2 pair of single vision glasses for him from Zenni Optical and am very pleased with them.
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Old 02/28/12, 07:29 AM
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That sounds reasonable for an opthamologist (specializes in eye health.) An optometrist exam is going to be cheaper.

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Old 02/28/12, 07:47 AM
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I had the very same test ran last week for the very same reason! My regular exam was 90$, and the ADDITIONAL test for the Plaquenil was $60.

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Well, I guess it does seem then more like an
average price for an opthomologist. I was
really surprised though when she said $89.00,
as I was figuring it would be $45 to $50.

I am not getting glasses. I am going to be
starting the medication Plaquenil and need
to have a starting base to compare to while
I am on the medication. I think you get your
eyes checked every 6 months.

This doctor also diagnoses and treats eye
diseases.

Thanks for your replies! I feel a bit better
about it now knowing that some of you pay
around the same amount.
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Old 02/28/12, 07:57 AM
 
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Yes that sounds about right.. our's are $90 each. very hard to give that up sometimes, and that doesn't include frame and new lens if needed

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Old 02/28/12, 08:28 AM
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My wife works for a Eye Dr and she said they charge $69 for a basic test, special test adds more to the price up to $100 with out copay. If you have insurance then test re less.

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Old 02/28/12, 10:13 AM
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We have insurance so its only $10, however the Ophthalmologist charges $159 for a full exam. Being DW and I are both diabetic we need the full exam, not just the cheapo one you can get anywhere.

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