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Old 01-24-2010, 09:21 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to the area and due for an eye exam. I've received several recommendations already, but here's one spin: My insurance policy with BCBS only covers the cost of the regular eye exam. I primarily wear contact lenses and have found the contact fitting fee at most practices to range $68-100+. Ouch! That portion is not covered by my insurance.

I would ideally like a place where I can use my insurance and enjoy a somewhat cheaper contact fitting fee. Are there any Triangle-area practices that meet this criteria? (Of course, the doctor should be good, too. )

(I found one place-- the practice in the Costco in Durham-- where they do not assess a fitting fee if you already wear contacts and can bring the old prescription or box. They merely check your prescription, make sure the brand/lenses are working out, and adjust accordingly. However, they do not accept BCBS, so I would have to pay the full cost of the eye exam.)

I can travel anywhere in the Triangle, and I really appreciate any recommendations. Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:35 PM
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I would be curious to know of any place offering reduced fitting fees as well.
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