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America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses: 5 years of contact lens exams for $139 or 3 years for $99

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America's Best has an Eye Care Club that offers 5 years of contact lens exams for $139.

I called Target. They wanted $100 for 1 contact lens exam.
I called Costco. They wanted $100 for 1 contact lens exam.

Yesterday, I walked into America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, got my eye exam and paid $139 for 5 years of exams. The Eye Care Club allows for 2 eye exams per year for 5 years.

I did not purchase glasses or contact lenses there. Expect them to try to sell you glasses and contact lens. All optical shops do. I did not purchase anything at America's Best other than the 5 year Eye Care Club.

$139 for 5 years comes to less than $28 per year, which is less than what a contact lens exam cost me when I had health insurance that covered vision.

Alternatively, they offer 3 years for $99.

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At $99 for 3 years, or $139 for 5 years, you receive:

FREE Exams for the life of your membership* ($400+ value)
10% or more off all replacement contact lenses**
10% off all eyeglasses including designer frames in-store
10% off accessories in-store

...all that for just $99 for 3 years or $139 for 5 years. Compare that to what you get to the cost of a single, regular contact lens exam and you can see why this Club is so popular among our customers.
Source: http://www.americasbest.com/shop/...b_purchase
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Created 03-15-2017 at 11:18 AM by hmrambling
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get your exam there and take your script to wherever you usually order your contacts from.
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Wow that's dirt cheap. My vision insurance is shittier than this
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Do people really go to an optometrist for a routine eye exam this frequently?
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Do people really go to an optometrist for a routine eye exam this frequently?
if you're diabetic, have glaucoma, or some other hereditary eye disorder, it would probably be a good idea.
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if you're diabetic, have glaucoma, or some other hereditary eye disorder, it would probably be a good idea.
People with those conditions should probably go to an opthalmologist.
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Does anyone know if the contact exam covers astigmatism and fitting fees?
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My costco vision exam for glasses were $15 w insurance last year. For contacts it was an extra $10. Got the cheap/basic plan from davis eyecare insurance from my companys benefits plan. Too bad costco doesnt accept my insurance for frames and lenses.. Not a bad deal for those that dont have a vision plan.
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This is nothing new. ABC has been doing this for years.
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I did this deal a few years back. Great deal to get 3 years exam for $99 seeing as how I paid well over that per year at Pearle. However, the staff was rude and I am sure my RX was incorrect. I went though enough to get my RXs because I buy glasses and contacts online. I have a higher RX and going through America's Best would have been far too costly. I have had better experiences at different locations. Just know that you are entitled to your RX and you do not have to purchase eyewear/ contacts from them. I have been wearing contacts and glasses for 20+ years. Don't let them bully you. Get your RX and shop around true SD style. If you have simple RX needs then, yes... by all means it can be cost effective. The staff will try to upsell you.
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People with those conditions should probably go to an opthalmologist.
You need to be more educated - optometrists are capable of treating and managing glaucoma, diabetes and many more eye diseases except for surgery which is allowed in some states to a certain extent.
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can we share membership..say husband and wife?
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About 5 yrs ago, I didn't have vision insurance but used to wear contact lenses ( a decent ones) with annual eye exams getting Rx from these folks. that time I didn't know that there is a difference between "checking eyes health" vs "checking my eyes power". I thought I was in good shape, kept checking with these guys for power and kept wearing my contacts. although I was wearing contacts with good practice, all of a sudden... I started having itchy eyes, burning and tearing. then I visited a good doctor, he asked me to take off the contacts immediately and ordered an emergency glass. I had surface scratches on one of my eyes and dead cells on the other one which is dangerous, could potentially turn me blind.
so all I am saying is...it is a herd lesson learned for me, gettingr updated Rx is not enough for vision especially if you wear contacts/ glasses. I recommend a vsp insurance ( cost me around $50 annually) and going to doctor for through exam, at least once a year.
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You need to be more educated - optometrists are capable of treating and managing glaucoma, diabetes and many more eye diseases except for surgery which is allowed in some states to a certain extent.
You need to work on reading comprehension. I said "probably" should go to an opthalmologist. And since we're educating each other, diabetes isn't an "eye disease."
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