Wal-Mart vision centers provide most of the same services associated with private practice optometrists, according to About.com. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are available, and all of the Wal-Mart eye doctors are licensed.
Wal-Mart vision centers offer a wide variety of eyeglasses and contact lenses. However, the centers do not guarantee the ability to special order certain high-profile brand-name frames. Prices are comparable with those offered by private practices. Vision and insurance plans may not be honored at the vision center due to the cash-based system Wal-Mart uses. Because of Wal-Mart's size, its vision centers are one of the leading contact lens retailers in the country as of January 2015.