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By: Samuel L.
C & B Optical One
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By: Bernice E.
Walmart - Vision Center
does not take Medicare and Medicaid
By: Mellonie P.
C & B Optical One
I had nothing but trouble with my glasses. They were painful on my nose and left a deep, red mark. I went back so many times for adjustments. After almost a year I went to the Mishawaka C&B Optical and was told they should have offered to make me a new pair that fit better, that they just don't mention it to people that it is an option when they don't fit correctly. Also, I was using Restasis when I went there and the doctor suggested I try a cheaper eye drop and that if it didn't work he would refill my Restasis. After many months of struggling with the other eye drops I called for the Restasis prescription and was told I would have to be seen. I was then told that if my insurance didn't cover it they would write the bill off. My insurance didn't cover it and I was left with a $86 bill and they didn't write it off and the manager didn't even return my phone call. Please go somewhere else. Very pricey and poor service.
Tips & Advices
A regular eye exam focuses on the general health of your eyes, while a contact lens exam is focused specifically on how your eyes react to contact lenses. A contact lens exam tests how well you see while wearing contacts. Your eyes are also evaluated to make sure your tear ducts produce enough tears to allow you to comfortably wear contact lenses.
The cost of contact lenses depends on the type of lens being purchased and the vision problem that is being corrected. For nearsightedness, you'll be able to purchase a box of six lenses for roughly $25. Each lens needs to be replaced after a couple of weeks, which will require you to purchase 10 boxes of lenses each year, for a total of $250 per year. Contact lenses that treat other conditions like astigmatism and presbyopia are more expensive, and can cost $500-$700 a year.
Some people may experience certain side effects when wearing contact lenses. Dry eyes may result, and some people may experience eye or eyelid inflammation. Some contact lens wearers may also develop allergic reactions to the liquid contact lens solution that is used to clean and disinfect the lens.
The cost of an eye exam can range $50-$250 or more. The cost will depend on the tests that are included, and whether the exam involves a contact lens fitting. The cost of the test will also hinge on whether the exam is performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
An eye exam typically takes 20-30 minutes. If additional tests are required, the process could take longer. Eye exams test your sight, but they are also used to make sure your eyes are in good health. During the test, your eye care professional will ask if you've been experiencing any problems with your vision. Your eyes will be examined using a device known as an ophthalmoscope, and the movement of coordination of your eyes will be checked.

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