Costco Optical offers its signature Kirkland brand frames and the designer brands Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Mikli, Burberry and Bebe for prescription eyeglass frames. Costco Optical also offers the Tod's brand of prescription eyeglass frames. Design Optics and Foster Grant manufacture the nonprescription reading glasses available at this store.
On average, Costco's Kirkland brand frames are less expensive than designer brands. Designer brands offered aren't typically the latest styles and may have been discontinued. For a competitive fee, customers can purchase frames of their choice online or from another retailer and have a Costco optician fit the lenses to the glasses. Although other major warehouse clubs don't require membership for an eye exam, Costco requires an annual membership to purchase one from Costco Optical.
Costco was the number one eyeglass retailer for overall satisfaction on a Consumer Reports survey of almost 19,500 readers. The wholesale chain earned high reviews for service and good reviews for price compared to other optical chains that were much more expensive. However, the selection of available frames was rated average.
Costco offers a Face Shape Guide to find the frame that best compliments each customer's face shape. Frame styles available include geometric, rounded, oval, navigator and aviator. Square and rectangular styles are also available.