How Much Does an Eye Exam Cost Without Insurance?

How Much Does an Eye Exam Cost Without Insurance?

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.