Short Answer: Costco Optical locations accept several types of vision insurance, including major national providers like Davis Vision, FEP BlueVision, MESVision, Spectera, VBA Vision, and VSP. However, keep in mind that optometrists at Costco are independent doctors who are not employed by Costco and may not accept insurance for eye services. Costco does not accept insurance online. For more details, see below.
The List of Costco Optical Insurance Accepted
Costco Wholesale accepts most vision insurance plans at its in-store optical centers. However, you must be a Costco member to visit a Costco Optical center. Costco does not accept insurance for online orders of contact lenses or sunglasses, and it does not sell prescription eyeglasses online.
We researched insurance providers’ websites and contacted Costco Optical centers in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington to confirm that Costco takes the following national vision insurance plans:
- Davis Vision
- FEP BlueVision
- Superior Vision
- VBA Vision
About 10% of the Costco Optical centers we contacted said their eye doctors do not accept insurance. Optometrists at Costco are independent doctors who are not employed by Costco, so they can choose whether or not to accept insurance for their optical services. Products like glasses and contacts, however, can always be billed through insurance. Before booking an appointment, you may want to contact your local Costco to find out if the eye doctor at your intended location accepts your insurance plan.
Costco Optical centers also suggest contacting your vision insurance provider to make sure Costco is in-network.
Vision Insurance Not Accepted at Costco
In the course of our research, we were unable to find any Costco Optical locations that accept the following insurance plans:
- EyeMed Vision Benefits
Note that insurance acceptance can vary by location, so your local store may take additional insurance plans; contact your nearest Costco Optical for details.
For an alternative to Costco Optical centers, we also have the details on insurance accepted at Sam’s Club Optical Centers.