I had an eye exam this morning, with a doctor I’d never seen before. I have worn contacts since I was 15, as well as glasses. I went in this morning for a routine exam to see if my vision had worsened, and if I would therefore need to alter my prescription of the contacts that I buy online.
After the exam, the bill comes to $55. I say, I have insurance, and my exams are covered - why is it so much? It’s explained to me that, because I’m a new patient and I wanted an exam for contact lenses, the total charge is $160, but that insurance covers $100, so I’m paying a $10 co-pay and the remaining $45 for the exam. I said that is a lot of money for a simple eye exam, and they said because I wanted contact lenses there is a ‘special’ exam they do, where they take additional measurements and curvatures and whatnot.
Does this sound right? I can see charging more for an exam that requires more measuring, but over $150??
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