Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take vision insurance?
VSP (in-network only)
Costco / MES
MES (Medical Eye Services)
Blue Cross / Blue Shield FEP
Do I get a copy of my prescription?
Spectacle prescription: Release upon completion of eye exam.
Contact lens prescription: Release upon completion of exam or upon completion of the fitting process.
What is the cost for an eye exam?
Basic eye exam $70
Basic contact lens exam $110
A modest fee will be added for Optomap and speciality contacts. Please call our office for more details.
I had an eye exam a little over a year ago, and my vision seems fine. Why do I need another exam?
We think it is important to all our patients receive an annual eye exam. Your vision can change over a 12 month period. A regular check-up enables us to uncover any sight-threatening ocular conditions that can develop, unnoticed to you.
Why does it cost more for a contact lens exam?
We do additional testing with contact lens patients to measure the curvature of the eye to ensure that we prescribe the lens that optimizes the fit, comfort and vision. We also do a follow-up evaluation after you have worn the lenses for a given period to make sure there are no complications.
Why does contact lens prescription expires in 1 year?
Contact Lens are regulated by the FDA. Contact lens prescriptions expire for the same reasons that medical prescriptions expire. Any time you are using a medical product, you should follow up with your doctor at least once per year to identify possible complications. The FDA considers contact lenses medical devices.
Do you need to be a member of Costco to get our services?
No, you do not need to be a Costco member to have an eye exam at TLC Optometry. We are independent doctors of optometry who chose to locate our practice inside Costco, We make no income or commission from the selling of glasses or contact lens, only from providing exams and treating ocular disease.