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Walmart Eye Exam

Updated on October 20, 2012

Henry David Thoreau once said that "The eye is the jewel of the body."

It's one of the most indispensable organs of our body, without which we are denied the ability to appreciate all things beautiful in life.

Yet many people ignore the importance of an eye exam. Most, if not all, serious vision problems can be easily corrected if the early signs that led to lost of vision were detected early.

For this reason alone, most optometrists recommend that anyone should at least have an eye exam once every two years, or preferably once a year.

In all fairness, an eye exam can be unaffordable to some, particularly to those without insurance coverage. Unfortunately, this vital aspect of health care are often neglected.

When it comes to affordability, the name 'Walmart' usually comes to mind and an eye exam is no exception.

Walmart Eye Exam
Walmart Eye Exam

Eye Exam at Walmart

With over 2,500 vision centers throughout the country, Walmart has been the preferred choice for eye exams.

An increasing number of Walmart vision centers and in-store clinics offer eye exams to people in all walks of life.

During an eye exam, the doctor will check your eyes for refractive error, such as near or far sightedness.

Any problems diagnosed by certified optometrists are given immediate attention and same day prescriptions.

How much does Walmart eye exam cost?

An eye exam at Walmart is almost half of what you can expect to pay at private clinics. While the fees at private practices could balloon to as much as $120 per eye exam, you can avail the same examination at Walmart for $70.

Moreover, with the benefit of same day prescription, you can have your glasses or contacts conveniently at Walmart vision center right there and then.

It offers a huge range of Walmart eyeglasses, contact lenses, or frames you can choose from, depending on your need and preference.

Is it really necessary to have an eye exam every year?

An eye exam is an important way to monitor the health of your eyes. A simple eye problem, if left undiagnosed, could lead to more serious vision defects.

Surely it's something that shouldn't be compromised at all cost. Even when you think you don't need one.

Make an effort to keep "the jewel of your body" in their best condition by scheduling an eye exam every year.

And at a time when every penny counts, Walmart seems to be a good place for low cost eye exam when saving is of great concern.

Now everyone can opt for Walmart eye exam.

Keep in mind that you may not be able to use your health or vision insurance at Walmart Vision Centers, as many of the centers' optometrists work on cash-based systems.

And for those who are uninsured, it might be worth your while to check if free eye exam is available in your are.

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      fayans 6 years ago from hubsphere

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      temperal 6 years ago

      I have not got my free gas, free medical, and if we had not spent the trillions the unemployment would have gone up to close to 10%. (Ohhh, the unemployment is already close to 10# and we already spent the billions).

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      Tone 7 years ago

      @ Lee Alexis - I clicked on the link for the free eye exam & I don't see it on the linked page. I'm confused!

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      Lee Alexis 7 years ago

      @Susan

      Here's the link for the free eye exam

      http://freeeyeexam.org

      You might want to check if it's available in your area...

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      Susan 7 years ago

      I called and Walmart guy told me thay charge 70$ for eye exam. I could not find the link for free eye exam. Does anybody help to post the link. It woul be great if somebody know the link to get the coupon for eye exam. many thanks.

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      sam 7 years ago

      it says you can get a free exam, I cannot find the coupon link can anybody help?

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      Mr. Broke 7 years ago

      I live in the ghetto and Walmart was over my budget. Please help Mr Obama

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      Jo T. 7 years ago

      Walmart eye exam is $90 for contacts in City of Industry, CA. Most of private ones I checked are about the same price.

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      Lewinsky_Logistics817d 7 years ago

      Mine was a mere $20. Hmm, go figure!

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      priyanka 7 years ago

      Its $ 75 for eye checkup at the walmart in Edison!!

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      Confused 7 years ago

      the Walmart on 83 and St Charles tried to charge me $80 for an Eye exam and then said oh well the doctors set the prices not the Walmart