BJ’s Eye Exam Cost & Availability Explained (Glasses & Contacts)

Man getting an eye exam

Short Answer — Eye exams are available for BJ’s Wholesale Club members at locations with BJ’s Optical departments. BJ’s Optical charges about $60 to $70 for routine eye exams (for glasses) and $110 to $130 for contact lens eye exams.

BJ’s Eye Exam Cost Explained

BJ’s Wholesale Club offers eye exams for glasses at all locations with BJ’s Optical eye care centers. Exams for contact lenses are also available at most BJ’s Optical centers.[1]

BJ’s Optical eye exam costs vary by location. However, in general, you can expect to pay between $60 and $130 for an eye exam at BJ’s.[2]

You must have a membership to BJ’s Wholesale Club to get an exam or purchase glasses and contacts at BJ’s Optical.[2]

To gather more information about the available services and costs you can expect when visiting BJ’s Optical, we contacted BJ’s Optical locations in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, and Ohio.

Eye Exam Costs

Glasses Exams

Routine eye exams for glasses usually cost around $60, though prices vary by store.[2]

Pupil dilation isn’t usually included in the routine eyeglass exam, but you can request it for about $10 extra.[3][2]

Contact Lens Exams

Contact lens exams range from around $110 to $130, with prices varying by location and by the type of contact lens you’ll need.[2]

Spherical soft lens exams usually cost around $110; toric and astigmatic contact lens exams cost about $120, and multifocal lens exams cost about $130.[3][2]

All contact lens exams include pupil dilation, and in addition to your new contact lenses, you’ll receive an updated prescription for glasses.[2]

Additional Optical Services and Products

All BJ’s Optical locations offer single-vision and progressive lenses from the BJ’s-owned brand Berkley Jensen, as well as a wide assortment of eyeglass frames.[3]

Eyeglass frames are available for men, women, and children, and BJ’s also offers prescription sunglasses.[3][4]

Contact lenses aren’t available at all BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, but many stores do offer them (including all of the stores we spoke with).[3][2] Alternatively, you can order contact lenses from BJ’s online.

When you buy glasses or contact lenses at BJ’s Optical, your lenses and frames will be professionally fitted to your eyes and face before you complete your purchase.

Keep in mind that your exam cost doesn’t include the price of the contact lenses or eyeglasses; you’ll need to select and purchase these items after receiving your prescription.[3]

Payment Methods


BJ’s Optical accepts insurance, HMOs, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).[3][5]

BJ’s Optical locations are operated by independent optometrists, so acceptable insurance will vary by location, but typically include Medicare and Medicaid plans, along with various national and regional insurance providers.[6]

You can contact your local BJ’s Optical or use your insurance company’s care finder to be sure that BJ’s Optical is in-network before visiting.

Also, be aware that you may be required to pay a copay and/or additional fees.

Direct Payment

If you don’t have insurance or are paying for products and services your insurance won’t cover, BJ’s Optical does have direct payment options.

BJ’s Optical accepts the following forms of payment:[7]

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit cards (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa)
  • Debit cards

Hours and Availability

You’ll need a BJ’s Wholesale Club membership to get an eye exam at BJ’s Optical. While BJ’s allows members to shop with guests, only card-carrying members have purchasing privileges.[3]

None of the locations we called said that they take walk-ins, so it is best to call ahead and schedule your appointment.[2]

Hours at BJ’s Optical vary by store, but eye care services are generally available during the following hours:[2]

  • Monday: 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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