Costco Eye Exam Costs
Costco is a discount buying club that has locations throughout the US. They provide amazing bargains for nearly everything for your home. They have an optical department at nearly all of them. In fact, they actually have some pretty good brands and selection. Costco has an eye doctor and they provide eye exams on site. In fact, they are pretty reasonable compared to most independent optometrists. They also offer occasional promotions, coupons and discounts not found at JC Penney, Sears and other places. They do have a really nice face shape guide if you are trying to buy something online.
Eye Exam Costs at Costco.
Costco eye exam costs can vary but expect to pay around $80 for a glasses exam. Contact lens exams will run $150. You can spend as much as you want for frames & lenses however the average package is between $100 and $200. If you would like to compare Costco to Sams Club’s program, we have a great article on them as well.
Regarding their lenses, they offer their own version of a progressive lenses. This is from their website, “With sharper vision in all conditions members purchasing KS HD lenses will receive an unprecedented degree of customization. Included on all HD lenses is our state of the art anti-reflective treatment. Our anti-reflective treatment gives each lens a cosmetically appealing look while providing better scratch resistance.”
If you are fairly young and do not foresee any issues with your vision, then Costco might be a good fit for you. However, we generally recommend get a more comprehensive exam at an Independent Optometrist that may have more advanced technology to detect issues like hypertension, diabetes and more. An eye exam may be one of the more economical and fastest methods for early detection of heart attacks, strokes and diabetic conditions.
We also recommend getting retinal imaging scan from a machine like Optos. This is like a HD picture of your retina. It will cost you about $30 more but well worth it. Your optometrist can keep it on file so it can serve as your baseline. This helps them detect changing medical conditions each year.