Top Questions We Hear From Patients

Are you located in Costco?

Yes, we are! Come on in!


Do I need an appointment?

We recommend making an appointment, but we do accept walk-ins as long as there is availability.


Do you take my insurance?

We do not accept any major medical insurances and accept only a select few vision plans. If we do not accept your insurance we will provide you with an itemized receipt which you can submit to your insurance.


Do I need a Costco card?

No. We are an independent practice and provide service to all Costco members and non-Costco members. However, to purchase glasses or contact lenses with the optical department next door you must be a Costco member.


When can I do a walk-in?

Walk-ins are accepted on a day by day basis. We usually accept walk-ins at 10am when we open and 2pm when we come back from lunch during the weekdays. Weekend hours will vary based on doctor availability. 



How long is an exam?

Appointments vary based on each patient's vision needs. If no other testing is required by the doctor, most patients are in and out within a forty-five minute window.


Do you sell the glasses and contacts?

No. We only provide patients with an eyeglass or contact lens prescription. Patients then can take the prescription next door to Costco optical if they are a member or any other optical store. 


I've never worn contacts before. Help?

Great we can get you ready for contact lenses! If you have never worn contact lenses before, you will need to book an appointment for a contact lens training with a staff member (this is a fairly inexpensive training). However, if after an hour a patient is still unable to properly put in / remove contact lenses in front of the trainer, they will not be able to leave with their contact lens prescription and must schedule another training for a later time.

You can also watch these great videos for help learning on our Contacts 101 page.



1st Location

Phone: 805-562-1300

Address: 7095 Market Pl Dr, Goleta, CA. 93117

(Inside COSTCO)


2nd Location

Phone: 805-562-1300

Address: 5122 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA. 93110

(Magnolia Shopping Center)

Bream Optometry, Santa Barbara, CA

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