Need Glasses/contacts; No Vision Coverage

Updated on March 18, 2009
M.R. asks from Grapevine, TX
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My two teenage daughters and I all need eye exams and glasses/contacts. Where is the most affordable place here in Grapevine?

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I wound up going to Wal-Mart because of the convenience of having more available hours. I probably could have gotten a better deal if I had been more patient. Bottom line, though, I did get my eyes examined and I now have new contacts and glasses. I'm glad I finally took care of me.

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R.M.

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M., you can contact a local chapter of the Optimistic Club & the Lion's Club. They used to help children for free who needed glasses. I do not have a number for any of their chapters. Google them and see if you can get a number.
Good Luck

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K.H.

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After you have received your prescription, you can purchase your glasses at zennioptical.com at real affordable prices.
The glasses there start at only US$ 8 and they have good frames.

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T.H.

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i have gone to the optometrist many times at walmart, they're cheap and actually pretty good.

K.K.

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Costco is even better priced than Walmart and 20/20 did a report a year or so ago that rated them one of the highest in accuracy to boot.

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N.T.

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Dr. Chang is the Optometrist adjacent to Southlake Costco -only $85 for contact exam and I don't think you have to have a membership. If you have a membership, Costco is very reasonable for glasses/contacts.

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N.S.

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Check into AmeriPlan. It costs only $19.95/mo for your entire household (related or not) and you can get discounts of 20% to 60% on frames, lenses, tints; 10% to 55% on opthalmology eye exams and even LASIK surgery; 10% to 20% on contact lenses and more. AmeriPlan is accepted at Eyemasters, Lenscrafters, Sears, Walmart, JC Penny, Pearle Vision, etc. You also receive discounts on dental, prescription drugs and chiropractic care on this same plan at no extra charge. They offer medical plans from $30 to $60/mo also. You can check their website for more info at www.DNShealth.net or feel free to contact me for more info at ###-###-####.
~ N.

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T.B.

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Call Nancy ###-###-####, she sells Ameriplan which is not an insurance plan, but a benefit plan. For 19.95 a month, you get discount coverage on dental, pharmacy, chiropractic, and optometry. This would save you lots of money and the major vision centers take this card. Good luck and tell her T. sent you.

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R.M.

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M., you can contact a local chapter of the Optimistic Club & the Lion's Club. They used to help children for free who needed glasses. I do not have a number for any of their chapters. Google them and see if you can get a number.
Good Luck

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C.E.

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I've had good luck with the optician at Walmart. Glasses very reasonable and they did an excellent job fitting me. They usually have a section with the less expensive frames all together. (yeah I was surprised, it was much better than I expected) I'd definitely go back there.

I think the optomitrist at WM is a bit cheaper than the other local ones but not by much. $45 or so.

I've heard that Costco and Sams are the best value and I don't think you need a membership for either to get exam/glasses. Consumer Reports ran a report a few years ago, and not only were they the best value, but I believe they were most accurate in the prescriptions when they ground the lenses.

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J.C.

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Try Grapevine Optical located on the north end of Main Street. I think they have a coupon for $99 and that gets you the eye exam and contacts. I go there and really like the office staff and Dr. Bartlett. When I first went there I didn't realize that I didn't have vision coverage through my husbands insurance and they told me about the coupon... it was in one of the local papers. Not sure if they still do this or not but you might want to call and find out.

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M.C.

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We've had excellent service on affordable glasses at Costco.

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S.R.

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Costco in Grapevine is very reasonable.

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