Costs And Expenses

Eye Exam Cost

Eye exam costs will vary depending on your insurance plan, your location and the services you receive during your visit at a neighborhood Pearle Vision EyeCare Center. We want everyone to get the eye care they deserve, which is why we accept patients with or without vision insurance. Learn about our different eye exam costs below.

Patients with Vision Insurance

Pearle Vision works with all major vision insurance plans to help our patients receive affordable eye care. In terms of cost, how much you pay for an eye exam will depend on your specific vision plan and your co-pay. All of our eye exams are provided by Independent Doctors of Optometry, which means not all insurance plans are accepted at all of our locations. To find out if an eye doctor is in your network, contact your neighborhood Pearle Vision EyeCare Center. You can find a neighborhood EyeCare Center nearby by visiting our locator page .

Eye Exam Cost Without Insurance

Patients who don’t have vision insurance can still get an eye exam at their neighborhood EyeCare Center. How much does an eye exam cost out of pocket? That depends on your location and the services you need. You can call ahead for a rough estimate to help you budget accordingly. If you’re worried about the eye exam price, find a neighborhood EyeCare Center nearby by visiting our locator page. Your local EyeCare Center will be able to provide you more information on discounts and any special offers we may have. Discounts are not typically offered on Professional Services, frames, lenses or contact lenses.

About Our Comprehensive Eye Exams

When you schedule an eye exam at your local Pearle Vision EyeCare Center, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your vision and eye health. Our expert eye doctors don’t just prescribe eyeglasses, they are here to help check for signs or treat any eye conditions you may have. Our comprehensive eye exams last about 20-30 minutes and include:

  • A Review of Your Patient History: During your eye exam, your optician will discuss your patient history to learn more about the health of your eyes. During this time, you may be asked if you’re experiencing any symptoms, such as blurriness, pain or straining. It’s also important to mention any medications you’re currently taking during your exam.
  • Eye Testing: Our comprehensive eye exams usually include a number of tests. In general, they will check your visual acuity, track your eye movement and the health of your eyes. Further testing may be recommended depending on your age and symptoms.
  • (Optional) Contact Lenses Testing: Patients interested in using contact lenses will need to take a few additional tests to ensure contact lenses fit properly.
  • Frame Selection: If you’re prescribed eyeglasses, you can shop for a new pair of frames in our gallery. Our eye care experts will be there to discuss your options and help you order the right pair for you. We have a variety of frames to choose from, including men’s and women’s designer brands, like Ray-Ban, Oakley, Coach, Vogue and many more. The cost of frames will depend on your vision plan and your frame allowance.

  • Lenses

    Whether progressive or polarized, lenses can greatly affect the way you see the world. At Pearle Vision, we only use high-quality lenses to ensure you’re maximizing your vision. Add-ons such as anti-reflective coating, tinting and blue light protection may cost extra.


    Pearle Vision carries the highest-quality frames in the latest styles from brands you know and love, like Burberry and Ralph Lauren. The cost of eyeglass frames will vary based on materials and features. MVC and FSA benefits can be used to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Pearle Vision is always looking to help you spend less on your perfect pair or pairs. Visit our promotions page for opportunities to save.

    The Pearle Vision Guarantee

    If for any reason you aren’t 100% satisfied with your eyewear purchase, you can return it. Bring the merchandise back in its original condition within 30 days and we’ll make things right.

    Scheduling an Eye Exam

    Eye exams serve many purposes. With comprehensive testing, an eye doctor can help improve your vision with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Moreover, routine exams can help detect any health issues early on, such as glaucoma or cataracts. That’s why we recommend coming in for an eye exam at least once a year. Book an appointment with your neighborhood Pearle Vision EyeCare Center today and get the care you deserve.

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