How Much Are Contacts?
The average cost of contact lenses can range from as low as $140 a year to $1,400* depending on your insurance and what your doctor feels is the best lens for you - Monthly, 2-Week or Daily Disposable.
When you’re deciding to get contact lenses it’s also important that you factor in what role insurance plays in the:
- Cost of an eye exam
- Contact lens fitting fee
- Actual contact lenses cost
Below you can find many answers to these questions, as well as, how to get your free trial pair of ACUVUE® Contacts and where you can receive an eye exam.
What happens at an eye exam
Going to the eye doctor can be an eye opening experience but knowing what to bring and what to expect can help relieve some unnecessary anxiety. What to bring:
- Your glasses or contacts (if you wear them)
- A list of any health conditions or allergies
- A list of all medications and supplements that you take (changes in any medications)
- Your insurance information
- Family history of eye health and medical health (glaucoma, diabetes, etc)
What to expect:
- You’ll start with some pre-testing before you see the doctor
- The doctor will review your medical history and any family history of eye diseases, as well as, allergies to any medications.
- This is your chance to bring up any concerns and any occupational/lifestyle demands (e.g stare at screens all day, work outside, play sports, etc.).
- Vision testing
- Next up your doctor will check your near and distance vision.
- You'll read from a chart of random letters.
- Your doctor may also test other aspects of your vision like your ability to focus from ‘near to far’ to gain a precise reading of your current prescription.
- To test your Ocular Health your doctor will examine the front, back, and inside of your eye. This includes the Eye Pressure Check to test for glaucoma and drops to dilate your eyes.
Average Eye Exam Fee
Every eye doctor determines his or her own fees when it comes to eye exams but most range from $50 to $100.
Many health insurance plans include vision care that covers the cost of an annual eye exam Insurance plans vary, so call your eye doctor to talk about your coverage and set up an appointment.
Average Contact Lens Fitting Fee
Every eye doctor determines his or her own contact lens fitting fees and will again depend on your optometrist.
Many health insurance plans include vision care that covers fitting fees and contact lenses. Insurance plans vary, so call your eye doctor to talk about your coverage or you can ask your employer, human resources director, or vision insurance company.
ACUVUE® Brand Trial Contact Lenses
Now that you’ve got an idea about the cost of the exam, what you’ll need to bring, and what will happen when you get there - you need your ACUVUE® Brand contact lenses. To get started with free* trial contacts, (exam and fitting fees not included) just give us a few details and we’ll give you a certificate to take to your eye doctor (we can even help you find an eye doctor, if you need it).
* for two eyes