The Walmart Vision Center is one of the stores at Walmart, the American multinational retail giant. Aside from the optical center, this supercenter also offers the following: fast food outlets, local bank branches, video rental stores, hair and nail salons, cellular phone stores, portrait studio, one-hour photo processing lab, pharmacy, pet shop, garden center, and the Tire & Lube Express. The family-owned business is included in the Fortune Global 500 list; it is the world’s biggest private employer, with more than 2 million strong employees; and it is also the world’s largest company by revenue. National Vision (NVI) operates the company’s optical centers.
The following Walmart eye exam prices are estimates only.
Prices may vary by location
|Routine Eye Exam (Starting Price)||$75.00|
|Routine + Contact Lens Fitting (Starting Price)||$125.00|
|Visual Field Screening||$15.00|
NVI was founded in 1990 and is currently the operator of Walmart’s Vision Centers. Berkshire Partners acquired America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses (with 112 stores) and NVI in 2005; the two acquisitions were later merged. In 2009, NVI bought Eyeglass World, turning the retailer around successfully by implementing a new marketing strategy and better merchandising schemes. And in 2011, the company bought AC Lens, one of its long-time partners.
In the United States, AC Lens is considered one of the largest online providers of contact lens, and one of the country’s largest optical retailers in general. They have over 800 outlets and they have retail locations in 44 states, plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia. Their goal is to put up 75 new locations every year.
The company currently has more than 8,000 employees, and their retail divisions include Vision Centers by Walmart, Eyeglass World, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Vista Optical in some military bases, and Vista Optical inside Fred Meyer. Vision Centers can be found in 200 Walmart locations across the country.
NVI has three locations in the country for their laboratory network: Lawrenceville, Georgia, Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Outside the United States, their locations are in Mexico and China.
Their network of laboratories has been recognized as one of the most effective and efficient in the industry. This is due to having more than 600 laboratory employees, and the company’s focus on fast turnaround time, low cost, high efficiency, and high quality production. They have the means to route their eyeglass requirements to the best labs in the United States and abroad.
Complete eyeglasses are offered in Vision Centers, with affordable prices, starting from $38. The frames of the glasses have classic and quality styles, and they also sell designer brands, such as DKNY, Baby Phat, and Ray- Ban. For contact lenses, the brands sold at their shops include Acuvue, Air Optix, Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, Biofinity, Dailies, Equate, Focus, Frequency, Freshlook, Proclear, PureVision, PureVision2, SofLens, and Ultraflex, with prices that are highly competitive.
Prescription sunglasses are also available as they can be made with any ophthalmic frame. Ray-Ban and Bolle are some of the well-known labels of non-prescription sunglasses that they offer. Other accessories that are sold in their outlets include: lens cleaning cloths, eyeglass cleaner, cords, and cases, as well as sports and safety glasses.
- Ordering contact lenses – Click this link so you will be provided instructions on how to place an order, including the five ways on how to select the right lenses and the directions on how to complete the order. The contact lens types available are: Daily Disposable, 1-2 Week Disposable, 1-3 Month Disposable, Conventional (Vial), Toric, Colored and Tinted, and Bifocal.
- Rates of Shipping and Time of Delivery – Walmart offers free regular ground shipment for their contacts because they are aware of the importance of saving money when shopping online for optical products. Furthermore, they will make sure that you avoid hidden fees, handling fees, and fine print shipping details that are often found at other retailers online. Shipping through USPS First Class Mail within the U.S. is free. They ship the items from the warehouse within 48 hours from the time of purchase, you can expect to receive the products within 5 to 7 business days. For expedited FedEx shipment, the cost will be $11.95, and you should receive the product within 3 to 5 days (depending on the verification process of the prescription).
Walmart Eye Exam Cost & Walmart Optical Location
To find a Vision Center, click this link. Enter your city and state, or your zip code, and click the ‘Continue’ button. You will be directed to a page with the store information, such as address, distance from your location, and phone number. Call their number and speak with one of their associates. He or she will be able to assist you in making the appointment.
Going to the store directly will also not be a problem. Available eye exams are offered by independent Doctors of Optometry. Their offices are located adjacent to the outlet of the Vision Center. They also accept most insurance plans.
For more information about Walmart eye exam, visit their official website.