As of 2013, the cost of an eye exam without insurance costs around $50 dollars at an eyewear retailer, according to All About Vision. For a private eye doctor's office, this fee balloons to upwards of $100 dollars. These prices vary greatly from patient to patient.
One of the biggest factors that influences the cost of an eye exam is the specific type of eye test a patient requires, All About Vision explains. For example, contact lens exams are almost always more expensive than eyeglass lens exams, and a patient seeking a contact lens prescription also requires a contact lens fitting.