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Most vision centers offer eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses. Since only trained eye doctors can perform eye exams, be sure to select a location that offers this service (if you need an exam).
Eye care centers can also be staffed with opticians who are trained to measure customers for contact lenses and glasses.
Depending on the level of care you require, try using our drop-downs and filters to find exactly what you're looking for.
Our locator makes it easy to find a center in your local area. Simply tap the geolocation symbol next to the address field, and your current location will automatically appear. If you want to find a family vision center in a different location, you may enter a street address or zip code manually.
Our locator listings provide an address, phone number, and mapped driving directions. Some enhanced listings include lists of services, office hours, photos and more.
Many of the vision centers in our locator have information about which insurance plans are accepted by the practice. To find an eye center that accepts payment from your plan, select your plan from the drop-down.
Not all listings include vision insurance information, so if your plan-specific search doesn’t produce enough results, try selecting “I’ll pay for myself.”
Some vision care centers provide the ability to begin the appointment scheduling process online, and some include a calendar of available dates. To contact other practices, a tap-to-call button is provided.
Many vision centers included in our locator accept walk-ins.
We recommend you contact the location you selected via the tap-to-call button to ensure the provider has availability to see you. Some will let you to begin the appointment scheduling process online.
No, you don’t need insurance to get eye glasses or contact lenses. Simply select “I’ll pay for myself.” from the drop-down and see which vision center allows you to pay for vision care yourself.
The cost of an eye exam can vary significantly, based on where you live and other factors, including:
When comparing how much an eye exam costs, be sure you are comparing "apples to apples" -- and are getting a comprehensive eye exam.
Different kinds of vision care are included in Medicare and Medicaid programs that the U.S. government funds for qualifying Americans age 65 and older, individuals with specific disabilities and people with low income.
To access these vision services, you first need to understand what kind of Medicare and/or Medicaid plan you have and exactly what types of vision care are associated with each particular plan.
To find a vision center near you that accepts Medicaid, select “Medicaid” in the insurance carrier drop-down menu.
Most vision centers offer eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses.
If your eyes are healthy and don't require specialized medical or surgical treatment, the type of vision care provider you choose for a routine eye exam is a matter of personal preference.
If you already have a medical eye problem — such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts — it is important to seek care from an eye doctor who is highly trained and skilled in monitoring and treating your condition.
To find the right vision care provider, select a condition in the filter settings provided on the search results page.
Yes, most vision centers sell prescription eyeglasses. To ensure that you’re finding a vision care provider who does, please filter search results by “Eyeglasses” under “Services”.
Still searching for an eye care professional? If you haven't found exactly what you want, try using our drop-downs and filters to find exactly what you're looking for.
Or just call one of the nearby vision centers and talk to a real person (during business hours, of course).