Sam’s Club offers services through a range of departments, and one of the most visited departments is their optical centre.
Although you need to be a member to purchase optical products there, you do not need to be a member to see one of their optometrist for an eye exam.
Does Sam’s Club Do Eye Exams?
Yes, Sam’s Club does do eye exams. Anyone can schedule an eye exam at Sam’s Club, regardless of membership status. You can order prescription eyewear, contact lenses, and many eye-care items.
This article takes a look at the Sam’s Club optical centres: how they operate, what they offer, and how you can access their services and products.
Who Can Use Sam’s Club Optical Services?
Basically, anyone can make an appointment for an eye exam at Sam’s Club Optical with one of the independent optometrists who work there. However, you need to be a Club member or Plus member to be able to purchase optical products and items at Sam’s Club optical centres.
There are two Sam’s Club memberships, and they may be worth considering. A Club membership costs $45 per year, and the Plus membership is $100, and there are some decent rewards associated with each one.
The Plus membership, for example, will give you 20% off the price of eyeglasses and free shipping on most items.
How Much Is An Eye Exam At Sam’s Club?
The cost of your eye exam at Sam’s Club depends on the location of the centre, the length of the exam, the complexity of your prescription, and whether or not you have insurance.
Therefore, it is best to contact your optical centre and speak to an optometrist first. Sam’s Club hold a current list of all approved insurance plans and will be able to give you an accurate estimation of the fees you’ll be up for.
A routine eye exam will check the following:
- Visual sharpness
- Refractive errors such as near-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia
- How well your eyes move together.
- Peripheral vision or side vision
- Fluid pressure inside your eyes.
- Color blindness
What Insurance Does Sam’s Club Optical Accept?
Sam’s Club optical does not accept all insurance plans. And more importantly, the details of your insurance plan vary according to the level of plan, location of purchase, and the product (s) you plan to buy.
Unfortunate, you can’t check these details online. Before making any optical appointment or purchase, phone or visit to clarify these details first.
How Do You Schedule An Eye Exam At Sam’s Club?
The Sam’s Club Optical centres can be located both within Sam’s Club stores or independently. To find the centre nearest you, you can use the online club locator, and phone them to make an appointment.
Sam’s Club optical centre hours are generally:
- Monday to Saturday: 10am -7pm
- Sunday: 12-5pm (Sunday hours may vary by club location)
Remember that when you want to order spectacles or contact lenses, you’ll need a current prescription for each. If you don’t have one, you can give the centre permission to confirm your prescription with your current eye doctor.
What Else Can You Get At Sam’s Club Optical Centres?
Sam’s Club Optical offer a range of eyewear and vision products, with most items available both online and instore. If you’re a Plus member, you’ll receive a 20% discount plus free shipping. Item categories include:
- Prescription eyewear
- Adult frames
- Youth frames
- Elton John eyewear
- Contact solutions and eyedrops
- Eye care and accessories
- Sunglasses and frames
- Reading glasses and blue light glasses
Sam’s Club optical centres offer both retail and consultation services: anyone can access the consultation services but check your insurance details when making your appointment.
Only members can shop the Sam’s Club optical retail range, and if you’re planning to join up, remember that the Plus membership will give you the best optical rewards.