During your eye exam, you’ll receive personalized eyecare
tailored to your vision needs.

A visit to your LensCrafters eye doctor

A visit to your neighborhood eye doctor*

We’ve combined our passion for sight with your need for convenience. There’s an Independent Doctor of Optometry* inside or next door to almost every LensCrafters store. These optometrists are dedicated to eyecare. In their offices, you’ll find state of the art technology, including the latest patient-friendly tools, which enable your doctor to write you an accurate prescription. And when you’re finished, you can have your glasses made at LensCrafters and fit by our optician, often in under an hour.

What to expect at your eye exam*

During your exam*, you’ll receive personalized eyecare tailored to your vision needs. The doctor will measure your vision while checking for early indicators of eye conditions. Many optometrists use the latest equipment and patient-friendly means of examination to provide you with a thorough yet comfortable exam.

Here are just a few of the common tools your optometrist* might use during your exam.

  • Keratometer
  • RefractionPhoropter
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Field TestTonometry
  • ExamineOptomap®

You’ll leave your eye exam with accurate prescription for lenses and/or contacts and a recommendation for any necessary eyewear or lifestyle adjustments to keep your eyes healthy. You can take your new prescription into LensCrafters right away, or at a later time. Your prescription and vision records will also be kept on file with the eye doctor should you need to reference them.

Innovation in the Eye Doctor’s Office*

Our commitment to innovation sets us apart from other eyecare providers. One of the newer technologies you’ll find in your doctor’s office is the optomap® Retinal Exam.

Optomap® Retinal Exam

Optomap® lets your eye doctor examine your eyes thoroughly, without dilating them. In about 1/4 of a second, a laser digitally scans your eye and captures a colored image of key elements in your visual system. Your optometrist will immediately review and explain the results side by side with you.

Because your eyes are not dilated, you can comfortably go about the rest of your day. Ask your doctor if their office uses optomap®, and if it's right for you.

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Vision Insurance and Pricing

Vision insurance can cover some of the costs associated with an eye exam, including your new eyeglasses and contact lenses. LensCrafters accepts many vision insurance plans and Flexible Spending Dollars. We also offer discounts on frames and lenses when you update your prescription.


A keratometer is used to measure the curvature and reflection of the front of the cornea. It’s used to diagnose astigmatism, and to determine the degree of existing astigmatism (a condition that impairs vision and results from a misshapen lens or cornea).


The phoropter is used to perform one variation of the refraction test, which determines a patient’s prescription. As they look through the phoropter, the doctor will show them a series of lenses. Together, doctor and patient will narrow down the lenses to the prescription that provides the sharpest vision.

Some doctors might use the Auto-Refractor, which uses computer technology to measure a prescription. This device shines a light into the eye. As it bounces from the back of the eye to the front, it gives an accurate measurement of the patient’s refractive error, which determines their prescription.


The ophthalmoscope is a non-invasive, hand-held instrument that illuminates and magnifies the inside of the eye. After the eyes have been dilated, the doctor uses the ophthalmoscope to check for cataracts, retinal problems, and damaged blood vessels, which can indicated diabetes or high blood pressure.

Tonometry Test

Tonometry is a test used to screen for glaucoma. It measures the pressure inside the eyes. To do this, the doctor will first numb the eyes with drops to prevent discomfort. The doctor will use a slit lamp to better see the interior of the eye. While the patient rests their head on the support, the doctor will touch the tonometer to the cornea to record pressure.

A second method is to use the non-contact tonometry test, which bounces a puff of air off the cornea to measure the density. This is a non-invasive way for a doctor to test for glaucoma.

Visual Field Test


Optomap® gives a doctor a wide view of the eye, without the use of eye-dilating drops. Optomap® uses a non-invasive laser to quickly scan the retina and provide the doctor with a detailed image of the back of the eye. One eye at a time, a patient will look into the device. In a quarter of a second, a laser scans the eye. Instantly, the image of the retina will appear on a screen for the doctor to review.