No-insurance eye exams & glasses
Comprehensive eye exams are $49* without insurance at all locations.
You don’t need vision insurance to get an eye exam. Many of our patients don’t have insurance and are able to afford comprehensive eye care and brand name eyewear at Wisconsin Vision.
*Terms & conditions apply: $49 eye exam offer is not valid with other offers, discounts, or insurance. $49 eye exam offer is only valid when you purchase a complete pair of eyewear at a Wisconsin Vision location. If not, eye exam cost is $79.
How can I get a vision prescription without insurance?
Getting your eyes checked without insurance is as easy as making an appointment. You can call one of our stores or book an eye exam online.
We accept payment by cash, check, or card, including CareCredit and FSA/HSA cards.
Discounts on eye exams and eyeglasses
We offer special discounts on eye exams and eyeglasses available to private pay patients.
Contact lenses without insurance
You don’t need vision insurance to get contact lenses. At Wisconsin Vision, contact lens eye exams start at just $50. The final price is based on how many eye tests and follow-up fittings are needed. The cost of buying contact lenses without insurance also varies, depending on the type of lenses you need. You can take advantage of manufacturer rebate offers when you buy your contacts through Wisconsin Vision.
Low-cost payment plans for eye care and eyewear
Whether or not you have insurance, you can use CareCredit for eye exams, glasses, contacts and more. Some payment plans have zero interest for 6 or 12 months. You can also use CareCredit to buy glasses online from COR Eyewear, our exclusive brand of glasses and sunglasses.
Better prices on brand-name eyewear
Wisconsin Vision is one of the largest regional eyewear chains in the Midwest. We negotiate better vendor pricing from the top brands in eyewear and pass the savings on to our patients.
Why many Wisconsinites don’t have vision insurance
Some employer-sponsored health insurance plans don’t include vision coverage, or offer vision insurance only as an add-on (with a bigger premium).
Individual vision insurance plans are available, but they usually require a 12-month commitment paid up front. With many of these plans, patients still have to pay out of pocket for part of the cost of an eye exam, glasses, or contact lenses. For most people, it just doesn’t make sense to pay $15-$20 a month for vision insurance (plus enrollment fees and copays).
Simplifying the cost of eye care, one patient at a time
If you don’t have insurance and want to know how much it’ll cost out of pocket to get the vision care you need, we’re here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of an eye exam without insurance?
The cost of an eye exam at all Wisconsin Vision locations without insurance is $49.
Do I need vision insurance to get an eye exam?
No, vision insurance is not legally required and you do not need vision insurance to get an eye exam. Many of our patients do not have vision insurance and take advantage of our affordable pricing on comprehensive eye care and eyewear.
How much is eye insurance per month?
Whether you purchase vision insurance individually or receive coverage through your employer, expect to pay for a plan between $5 to $35 a month.
Are there other options over than vision insurance?
Yes, CareCredit offers low cost payment plans for eye care and eyewear such as glasses, contacts, and more. Some payment plans even feature 0% interest.
Do I need insurance to purchase contact lenses?
No, you do not need vision insurance to purchase contacts. Getting a contact lens eye exam at Wisconsin Vision is $50, while the cost of purchasing contacts afterward can depend on the type of lenses.