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How much does an eye doctor cost w/o insurance? Need an exam and probably glasses.

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Full eye exam

Can cost anywhere from $75-$115.
Optometrists often charge less, but a medical doctor has full training in medical and surgical problems of the eye.

In brief: Full eye exam

Can cost anywhere from $75-$115.
Optometrists often charge less, but a medical doctor has full training in medical and surgical problems of the eye.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Harold Ballitch
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Medicare allows about $125 for a new patient exam plus there is an uncovered refraction fee.
Private insurers will often pay $50.00 plus for a limited eye exam in a healthy patient.

In brief: Depends

Medicare allows about $125 for a new patient exam plus there is an uncovered refraction fee.
Private insurers will often pay $50.00 plus for a limited eye exam in a healthy patient.
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Varies

Ophthalmologist will give most complete exam, but is probably most expensive choice.
Optometrists can be very thorough also or can do basic evaluation for glasses. Optometry centers at many large chain stores provide reasonable service for reasonable price ($50 for exam); some even have specials combining eye exam & pair of glasses. Check yellow pages or call for prices & what's included.

In brief: Varies

Ophthalmologist will give most complete exam, but is probably most expensive choice.
Optometrists can be very thorough also or can do basic evaluation for glasses. Optometry centers at many large chain stores provide reasonable service for reasonable price ($50 for exam); some even have specials combining eye exam & pair of glasses. Check yellow pages or call for prices & what's included.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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