How much does it cost for an eye exam?

Prices vary depending on type of exam. Office visits start at $35 (depending on nature of exam)

Eye exams start at $70 but prices will vary depending on level of examination.
Contact lens fittings start at $45, but vary with type of fit and level of examination.

Please call us for more details on pricing. 361-853-7466

Exact price amounts cannot be determined until exam has been completed but we will do our best to give you an accurate range of probable cost.

What insurance does Dr. Janet Peña take?

Spectera Always Vision
Davis Vision United Health Care
Superior Vision Humana Guidance
Avesis Medicaid (traditional only)
Humana PPO Christus Spohn Health (not Medicaid plan)
Safeguard Medicare
Meritain Entrust
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas  

All insurance should be verified before appointment. Please be sure to give complete insurance information when scheduling appointment. Insurance information can also be completed in the Patient Forms section of our website. We will make every effort to verify benefits as soon as possible.

Why are there additional fees associated with contact lens exams, and why do I have to pay them every year?

There are more tests needed to fit a patient with contacts, such as keratometry. This is
used to measure the cornea and determine the base curve and diameter needed for each particular eye. This is extremely important as a poor fit could cause damage to the cornea.

Additional fees are determined by level of fitting as determined by level of complexity and amount of time spent with the patient. These measurements are needed every year due to the nature of the cornea and the possible harm that could result from an inaccurate fit.

How long is a prescription good for?

In Texas, the standard of care for prescriptions is one year. Click on a link to read the
Texas Board of Optometry’s occupations code.

General Info

Contact Lens Prescription ACT

What is the importance of dilation?

It is the only way the doctor can give you a complete bill of health. All types of pathology can be found in your eyes including but not limited to diabetes, HIV, cancer and other issues associated with trauma or age. In some cases, dilation may be performed to finalize an evaluation for glasses.