jenn n: What to expect at walmart optical for my eye exam?
What to expect at walmart optical for my eye exam?
Im 20 years old and havent been to the Optometrists in about 6 years. What should i expect? Can i drive home if i get my eyes dilated? Im planning on getting colored contacts. Will they give me a pair to keep till my order of contacts come in? Theres so many colors ive been checking out and i dont know which color will suit me, do they let you try different colors on?
And how much should i expect to pay for the whole thing?
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Answer by seenotes, ABOC
Routine Eye exam like you would get anywhere else. You should be able to drive after- provided the Dr gives you the shades to wear while you’re dialated. the whole thing is usually around $ 100
I went to an eye appointment in Wal-Mart about a week ago. The appointment itself costed me $ 60. I think that you should be fine if you get your eyes dialated. When they are checking your eyes, they can sometimes flip the lenses too fast. Then you aren’t always sure about it. You just have to ask them to slow down a little bit. As for the contacts, I am not sure about what they will do about that. I had to get glasses instead. You can get some ideas about how much things are going to have to cost at this website.Answer by J Stang
I hadn’t been in probably 8 years before my last visit, because my vision hasn’t changed in forever. But I wanted some colored contacts to enhance my natural color, so I went for the eye exam and fitting. You will be able to drive home if he/she dilates your eyes; just be sure to get a pair of those blinder-looking shades they have at the office. Your eyes will be sensitive to light for a short while after dilation. The eye doctor didn’t dilate my eyes…he just had me read off the chart to verify my vision power, then gave me a glaucoma test (you may not need this yet- I’m 27 and there is some history of glaucoma in my family), and measured my pupils for contacts. After that, he took me to a table and let me practice putting in and removing contacts, and trained me on how to clean and store them when I’m not wearing them. The eye doctor will let you try on as many colors as you like, and he/she will send you home with at least one trial pair to wear for 2 weeks, to see how you do wearing them. I tried on about every color of trial lenses they had haha, and the doctor didn’t mind a bit. It’s good to get an idea of what you do and don’t like before you start ordering them by the box.
My total at a Wal Mart Vision Center was $ 91, including the eye exam, fitting, trial pair of colored contacts, 2 sample sizes of solution, a contact lens case, and my prescription. You can order your contacts anywhere that you want to as soon as you have a prescription. The Wal Mart Vision Centers are pretty fairly priced, but I can still get my Freshlook contacts cheaper on 1800contacts.com, and they ship really fast.