Should you buy your next Eyeglasses at Costco? That depends if you already have Costco membership then it is definitely worth it but if you don’t have a membership it is not worth getting a $60 membership just for this one purchase. In order to buy eyeglasses at Costco, you will need a prescription from your eye doctor or you can get one by doing an eye exam at Costco. So how much do Costco eyeglasses cost? There are many frames and lenses that Costco sells but on average Costco eyeglasses cost about $150 to $190 for both lenses and frames.
Costco Glasses Frames
Universal Fit frames are available at Costco that have a wider front, curved temples, and narrow bridge. The universal fit frames give you more room from temple to temple and gives the wearer extra headroom. The narrow bridge design helps accommodate those needing extra bridge support.
Costco Designer Frames are also available in all Costco stores. You can find brands such as Ray-Bans, Tom Ford, Fendi, Burberry and more.
Costco carries a wide variety of lenses that you can choose from such as HD progressive lenses, bifocal lenses, single vision lenses, polarized lenses, Transitions photochromic lenses as well as multifunctional lenses.
Costco’s Kirkland Signature HD Progressive Lenses deliver high definition vision at any distance and include anti-reflective treatment. They offer a larger reading area and less distortion than standard lenses.
Bifocal Lenses come with a separating line that provides near and distance vision.
Single Vision Lense only corrects for one distance.
Polarized Lenses protect against glare and block 100% UV rays. You can change customize your polarized lenses with silver gold or blue mirror coating at an additional cost.
Multi-Functional Lenses provide a larger intermediate reading area for computer use. They reduce symptoms of computer vision syndrome such as eye strain, tired eyes, and headaches.
Anti-Reflective Treatment sharpens visual performance and reduces eye fatigue and reflections at night. It also reduces the reflections other people see on your glasses.
Costco vs Zenni Prices
Costco eyeglasses used to be the cheapest on the market however online retailer Zenni has the lowest prices currently. Zenni carries off-brand plastic frames that start as low as $6.95 plus and additional $5 for shipping. So why would you choose Costco if Zenni has the cheapest glasses? Costco gives you a chance to put the glasses on to see if you will like the look and to see if the frames are comfortable. Costco has one of the best return policies in the market and Costco is also known for one of the best customer services in the industry. Zenni’s plastic frames are not going to be as durable as the more expensive frames you can find in Costco.
Costco Eyeglasses FAQ
How much are frames at Costco?
Frames start at $29.99
Can you bring your own frames to Costco?
Yes but there is a small fee to install the lenses.
Are Costco lenses good?
Yes, they are good and will be good enough for most people.
How long does it take to get glasses at Costco?
In some cases, you can pick them up immediately at the store but for most, it will take around seven days.
Who has the best deal on eyeglasses?
Zenni Optical has the best deal on glasses.
Can you return glasses to Costco?
No Costco does not accept returns on glasses but if there is something wrong with the glasses they will fix them.
Can I get glasses at Costco without a membership?
No, you need a Costco membership to buy eyeglasses. However, you can have a Costco eye exam without Costco membership.