Eye Exam Prices

Comparison of eyeglass and contact lens exam prices at Chicago area vision centers as of January 2012

Provider Contact Lens Exam Eyeglass Exam Notes
Walmart  $85  $50 The $85 contact lens exam price includes an eyeglass exam
Target  $75  $45 While all vision providers are required by law to give you a copy of your eyeglasses prescription, Target will not include your pupillary distance.  Pupillary Distance is a required measurement that you will need to order eyeglasses online.  If you plan on ordering eyeglasses online do not get your eye exam done at Target.
CostCo  $79  $49 You do not need to be a member of CostCo to schedule an eye exam, however you will not be able to purchase eyeglasses or contacts from CostCo without a membership card.
America’s Best
 $69  $45 If you purchase 2 pairs of eyeglasses for $69.95, your eye exam is free.  America’s Best also has an Eyecare Club that includes 3 years of free contact lens exams for $99.

 

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