Eye examination without vision insurance.
January 4, 2013 7:01 AM Subscribe
I don't have vision insurance anymore. I would like to get my eyes examined anyway. I have a few questions about how this works.
posted by millipede to Health & Fitness (33 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Every other job I've had has provided vision insurance, but not my current one. As such, I haven't had my eyes examined for about two years. It's time to re-order contacts, and I figure I should make sure my prescription is up to date before I do it.
So how does getting your eyes examined without insurance work? Basically, how much will it cost, without insurance, to go to an optometrist? Does it vary a lot? Do I need to shop around? I know how much my fancy-astigmatism-contacts cost, but how much should it cost me to get new glasses?
Also, if anyone has any recommendations for an optometrist in NYC, that would be helpful too.
(And before anyone recommends this, I DO have health insurance and have looked into going to an ophthalmologist instead, but my insurance only covers an ophthalmologist for eye diseases, not for vision-correcting. Dammit.)