December 1, 2017

Eye Exam Cost?

Common questions about eye exams include: How much does an eye exam cost? How frequently should I have my eyes examined? What should I bring with me to my exam?

Eye Exam Cost?

Eye Exam Cost

The first step in preparing for an eye exam is finding a doctor near you.

Eye exams are available through several different venues, including

  • an independent eye doctor’s office,
  • the eye department of a multidisciplinary medical clinic,
  • A group eye care practice (optometrists, ophthalmologists or both)
  • At an optical retailer or optical shop that also offers eye exams by an affiliated optometrist.

The cost of an eye exam can vary significantly depending upon –

  • Whether the exam is performed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist
  • The tests that are included in the exam
  • Whether the exam includes a contact lens fitting or other contact lens-related services

Generally, the cost of an eye exam can range from 100 Rs to 500Rs in India.

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A comprehensive eye exam should include at least the following:

  • A review of your personal and family health history and any history of eye problems
  • Evaluation of your distance and near vision with an eye chart
  • Evaluation of the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia
  • Near vision testing to determine if you have presbyopia and need progressive lenses or bifocals
  • Evaluation of your eyes ability to work together as a team
  • An eye pressure test and examination of the optic nerve to rule out glaucoma
  • Examination of the interior of your eyes to rule out other eye problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration