Costco also offers comprehensive eye exam appointments through their Independent Doctor of Optometry’s office. However, these optometrists are not directly employed by Costco, explain experts at All About Vision. Rather, these specialists are independent contractors and often practice elsewhere. It’s for this reason that each doctor may price their services differently. As a result, the cost of an eye exam at Costco can vary by customer based on their insurance coverage.
Therefore — before you go ahead and book your appointment — consider checking first as to whether or not these services will be covered under your vision insurance plan. Note that accepted plans may differ between the individual optometrist and the Costco Optical Department (via Costco). United Healthcare/Spectera Vision Network, Superior Vision, and UHA Health Insurance are among the list of major vision insurance plans accepted by Costco Optical. If you’re unsure as to whether or not you may be covered for services, reach out to your Costco Optical Department directly.