Costco Optical is the optical department of Costco Wholesale Corporation, a membership-only warehouse club with headquarters in the United States. They also provide a wide variety of merchandise in the following countries: Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Spain. Costco Optical is known and respected in the industry for having knowledgeable and helpful trained professionals. They make sure that their customers will receive high quality care when visiting their department.
The following Costco eye exam prices are estimates only.
Prices may vary by location
|Routine Eye Exam||$70.00|
|Routine Eye Exam + Contact Lens Fitting (Starting Price)||$105.00|
Costco is a membership warehouse club that is dedicated to providing their members high-quality merchandise with the best possible prices in the market. They have hundreds of locations around the world, and in each warehouse, they offer different selections of products, as well as exclusive member services and specialty shops for the convenience of their customers. Their goal is to always provide people a pleasurable and enjoyable shopping experience.
The original name of the company’s first supercenter was Price Club, and it opened in 1976 in Morena Boulevard, San Diego. What a lot of people didn’t know was that this location was a converted airplane hangar. The strategy of their leaders was to serve small businesses and top quality customers of non-business members, so they could achieve a higher buying power. This strategy proved to be effective as they have sailed along with the progress of the warehouse club industry.
Costco’s first warehouse opened in Seattle in 1983. According to records, they were the first company to achieve $3 billion worth of sales, from zero, in just less than six years. In 1993, Costco and Price Club merged and they became known as PriceCostco. At that time, they already have 206 locations, and in terms of sales, they were generating about $16 billion.
Through the years, their philosophy has remained the same, ‘Keep costs down and pass the savings on to our members.’ They are able to provide their members with the lowest possible prices because of their continuous quest for efficiency, huge buying power, and their exceptionally large membership base.
In 1997, the company resumed to using the name Costco, and has since grown in different countries across the globe. By the end of the third quarter of 2015, their reported sales were already more than $113 billion.
Their brands for reading glasses are Design Optics and Foster Grant. If you check their webpage, you will see options for prices less than $25 and those that cost between $25 to $50. The colors available are assorted, black, and gunmetal. If you click the ‘More Details’ button of the product that you like, you will see the features of the glasses (e.g. Protective Pouch Included, Lens with Reading Segment, 100 % UVA/UVB Protection, etc.). Their lenses are Kirkland Signature HD progressive lenses, transitions photochromic lenses, polarized sun lenses, anti-reflective treatment, and computer treatment. Shipping and handling are free for many of these items.
For the contact lenses, their brands include Acuvue 2, Acuvue 1-Day MOIST, Air Optix Aqua, Air Optix Night & Day Aqua, Biofinity, Focus DAILIES, Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, and Oasys. The lens materials used are 1.67 high index, polycarbonate aspheric, polycarbonate, and hard resin (plastic).
- Shipping & Terms – Available at the checkout process is the Gift Messaging option. The standard shipment is through UPS Ground, and you can expect to receive your order between 3 to 5 business days from the time you purchased the item. The shipping and handling is mostly free; however, if you will require an express shipment (1-2 business days), then additional fees will apply. The cost will be quoted during checkout.
- Returns & Warranty – For you to quickly get a refund (including shipping and handling), you can go to any Costco warehouse near you and return your purchase to the store. If going there personally will not be an option, contact their Customer Service, and you will need to provide your order number.
Costco Eye Exam Cost & Optical Prices
Costco has Independent Doctors of Optometry. If you are not sure if you are having vision problems because your eyes are not in pain, still have them checked by an optometrist. The eye doctor can detect these problems using effective methods and a comprehensive eye exam. The recommended exam is once a year.
To find a doctor, click this link and you will be directed to the company’s warehouse finder. On the left side, enter your city, check the ‘Optical Department’ box, and click the blue ‘Find’ button. The store details will be listed below the map. Included in the details are the address and contact details. Press the ‘Store Details’ link. The new page will show the specific information of the warehouse. The number of the Optical Department will be listed on the left side. Call the number to set an appointment.
For more information about Costco eye exam, visit their official website.