With economic issues at the forefront of many Britons’ minds recently, more people are worried about the cost of groceries, energy, and other everyday expenses. Eye tests are imperative to check our eye health and deal with vision issues. Optometrists recommend you do an eye health test at least once every 2 years to keep on top of your vision and any other eye-related health issues. So, what is the cost of an eye exam and what is associated with getting an eye test?
The cost of an eye exam
An optometrist will conduct your eye test. They use this to evaluate your vision and any health issues you might be having. They can then prescribe any necessary lenses or products to help you with this. As mentioned above, there is guidance that you should go in for a check-up 2 yearly. An eye test will cost will vary depending on where you go. However, some people in the UK do not need to pay for their eye tests and are eligible for free eye tests with the NHS.
At Dolphins, the cost of an eye exam is £95. This is subsidised to £60 for under 40-year-olds and further subsidised to £40 for under 25-year-olds. We do not off NHS-funded eye care as the service we offer is above and beyond the limited standard of care that we would be restricted to claim for.
In order to make the our services and care more financially available to any of our clients, we offer a monthly payment plan starting at £8 per month which will cover the cost of all future scheduled eye tests and benefit from a 10% discount with each and every purchase. This means that the best available eye care is available at an affordable cost.
How much do glasses cost?
The cost of glasses depends on the individual frame plus the lenses. The cheapest frames we offer will cost just £40. Designer and premium frames are available at a higher price point.
Lenses tend to be more expensive than frames, especially if you have a bifocal feature or they are anti-scratch or anti-reflective. The prices for lenses start at around £30-50 and could go up to about £300 for complex lenses.
Lens prices vary based on your needs. Basic lenses will start at £60 (subsidised to £40 for children). Premium lenses can reach costs up to £800. This should not deter anybody as there are a range of lenses and manufacturers that we use that allow us to select the most suitable option for your needs and budget.
How much do contact lenses cost?
Contact lenses can either be single use or re-useable. Modern contact lenses are incredibly comfortable and offer great convenience.
The prices of contact lenses, much like glasses, vary hugely. It depends on the nature of the lenses and the type that works best for you. Prices for single use lenses can cost from about £1 per day. Reusable lenses start from as little as 35p per day. However, reusable lenses do have the added cost of cleaning solutions.
Again, your optometrist will be able to help you work out the best lenses for you and advise you on any discounts you could be eligible to get.
Please call Dolphins Optometrists to discuss your options and book an eye and contact lens test or any other appointments you may need. Contact our friendly team today on 01444 454808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.