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Getting Contacts

Many of Kaiser Permanente’s Doctors of Optometry specialize in contact lenses. They are dedicated to helping you find a contact lens system that matches your eyes’ unique features to maximize your comfort, vision and lifestyle.

Contact lens exams should be scheduled every one to two years depending on the recommendation of your eye doctor. Learn about our exam process and fees, or schedule an appointment.

Exam process

Exam process


  • Your copay, if you have one, covers your general eye health exam and refraction (eyeglass prescription).
  • An additional $60 fee is associated with a contact lens evaluation.* This fee covers your fitting, trial lenses, insertion and removal training, and follow-up visits for 120 days.
  • The cost of lenses is separate but may be covered by your optical benefits, if available.

Find out what eye care services are covered by your Kaiser Permanente insurance plan.

*Specialty lens fits, such as scleral lenses and hybrid, have a fitting evaluation of $395.
Evaluation fees subject to change without notice.