Getting an Eye Exam Without Insurance

Clarkson Eyecare: Comprehensive Eye Exams

Even if you don't have vision insurance, you should make sure to get your yearly eye exam. There are many affordable vision centers in the United States, some even offering free eye exams and eyeglasses.

Learn more by reading The EyeDoctors Optometrists quick guide to getting an eye exam without insurance.

Why Eye Exams Are Important

When performing a routine eye exam, an optometrist evaluates the eye’s overall health and discusses any vision problems you may be having. After examination, the optometrist will then work to diagnose, treat, and manage your condition.

Comprehensive eye exams evaluate potential changes in your vision and your ocular health. Optometrists can detect more than 270 systemic diseases¹, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, during a routine eye exam. In fact, the earliest signs of these diseases are in the eyes.

Invest in a Vision Insurance Plan

Health insurance typically does not cover any of the costs for eye exams and glasses. Investing in a vision insurance plan allows you to receive affordable eye care. This is especially true if you struggle with vision problems, such as vision loss or glaucoma. Each plan has different benefits, but all provide valuable assistance with the cost of eye care.

Vision insurance plans can offer coverage for:

  • Annual comprehensive eye exams

  • Prescription eyeglasses

  • Contact lenses

  • Contact lens fittings

  • Prescription sunglasses

  • Vision surgery

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Treatable Conditions That Cause Vision Loss

Cost-Effective Optometry Care

Your Local The EyeDoctors Optometrists

If you are looking to get an eye exam without insurance, you have plenty of options. Don't let a lack of insurance deter you from seeing an eye doctor who can help monitor your eye health and overall wellness.

The EyeDoctors Optometrists offers affordable comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Elderly Eye Care with EyeCare America

EyeCare America⁶ is a non-profit program that offers free and low-cost eye care for those over the age of 65. In addition to receiving affordable care, EyeCare America includes the care for any diagnosed conditions for up to a year.

EyeCare America offers glaucoma evaluations to patients who meet their qualifications⁷ but do not have insurance.

Infant Vision Care with InfantSEE

Offered by the American Optometric Association, InfantSEE⁸ offers free eye exams and vision assessments for infants ranging from 6 to 12 months old.

Sight for Students

Over 860,000 children have received aid from the VSP Sight for Students gift certificates since the program’s founding in 1997. These are distributed through VSP Eyes of Hope community partners, which allow qualifying children to receive a free eye exam and free eyeglasses.

Optometry Colleges and Universities

If you have a college of optometry in your area, ask if they offer low-cost eye exams. You’ll find that the student eye doctors are very skilled and are usually supervised by a licensed optometrist.

Eye Care for All Ages with Lions Club International

Lions Club International has members around the world who are focused on helping others including helping to cover the cost of eye exams, donate free eyeglasses to those who can't afford them, and host vision screening events.

You can search online for a Lions Club near you⁹ and ask about its local offerings.

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Schedule a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Start taking control of your eye health – schedule a comprehensive eye exam today!

The EyeDoctors Optometrists has many experienced eye doctors that can identify potentially harmful vision problems and conditions, allowing you to reduce the risk of vision loss.