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Eye Exams for California Residents

America's Best Vision Plan

Is your prescription about to expire? Is it time for your child's back-to-school eye exam? Looking to buy 2 pairs of eyeglasses? Becoming a member of the America's Best Vision Plan is the best way to save! When you join the America's Best Vision Plan, your eye exam is INCLUDED with a 2 pair purchase of glasses tagged at $59.95 with single-vision uncoated plastic lenses!

Your Eye Exam Has You Covered

When you receive an eye exam* as part of the America's Best Vision Plan, your optometrist will cover a wide range of assessments to make sure your eyes are healthy! The comprehensive eye exam ($45 value) includes:

  • Full patient case history
  • Distance visual acuity with & without correction
  • Eye muscle balance testing
  • Stereopsis testing
  • Color vision screening
  • Glaucoma screening
  • Refraction & prescription
  • Internal & external eye health examination
  • Fundus & pupil evaluation
  • Dilation (when necessary)
  • Patient consultation & plan for future care
  • Contact lens fitting & follow-up exam for contact lens wearers
  • Optional Visual Field Test

A visual field test (VFT) measures retinal function and light sensitivity for a fee of $15. If you have headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart issues, it's important to be screened for certain visual disorders.

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Wear Contact Lenses?

Become a member of the 3-Year Contact Lens Exam Benefit Plan! By becoming a member of the Plan, you can save even more at America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses when buying contact lenses! For only $99, you become a member of the Benefit Plan, receive 3 years of contact lens exams, as well as 10% off purchases of contact lenses AND eyeglasses. 

As a member of the 3-Year Eye Exam Benefit Plan, you can get Sofmed 55 disposable contacts starting from $13.99/box with a year's supply purchase.+ America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses also sells the biggest brand names in contacts - from Acuvue to Biofinity and toric lenses!

Join the 3-Year Eye Exam Benefit Plan

How should I prepare for an eye exam?

  • Arriving 5-10 minutes before your appointment will give you time to fill out any necessary paperwork.
  • New patients should bring a copy of their most recent eyeglasses or contact lens prescription from their previous provider, if possible.
  • It's a great idea to bring your current eyewear and/or a box of your current contact lenses (for each eye if prescription is different).
  • Bring a copy of your insurance card if you have vision insurance. If you are unsure of your vision plan or benefits, please contact the store before your appointment to verify those benefits.

Why is their a cost difference between an exam for glasses and one for contact lenses?

Contact lens exams cover each evaluation performed during a comprehensive eye exam, as well as additional diagnostic information. This extra information helps the optometrist determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

How do I get a copy of my prescription?

Patients receive a copy of their prescription following their exam. Patients prescribed contacts by the optometrist will receive a trial pair and must return for a follow-up exam after you’ve worn them a period of time to test. This follow-up visit is absolutely necessary! Please return for your follow-up exam with your contacts in so the optometrist can evaluate if the prescription is accurate and how well the contacts fit the shape of your eyes.

Contact lens prescriptions can ONLY be released after the follow-up contact lens visit, and the optometrist determines they're a great fit for you. 

Why would I need to schedule an eye exam?

Experiencing any of the following symptoms would be an important reason to scheduling an eye exam with an optometrist:

  • Any noticeable vision changes
  • Blurry or fuzzy vision
  • Eye strain or pain
  • Headaches that are recurring or extreme
  • Seeing gray or black spots in the center or on the periphery of your visual field

In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, you can discuss any of these vision changes with an optometrist to decide if additional treatment may be needed. An optometrist should always be your first stop when you experience eye issues or vision changes. Going straight to an ophthalmologist would be like scheduling an appointment with a surgeon before you actually know if you need surgery.