Buying Discount Prescription Eyeglasses
In this economy consumers are looking for bargains from clipping coupons to discounts on food, clothing and everything in between.
One of the more expensive necessities for families are eyeglasses and contact lens. Especially when most insurance does not provide eyeglass prescription coverage.
Something interesting I discovered when going through our insurance policy is that most health insurance will cover a standard eye exam. Each year our policy offers an optional vision insurance that covers an eye exam and some basic lens coverage. We opt out of the optional vision insurance because the standard health insurance covers eye exams and the money we save each paycheck by not paying for the vision insurance covers some of the expense on the glasses.
Check with your insurance company to learn if your eye exams may be covered by health insurance. Most insurance companies will allow recipients to only go to doctors within the network, but most will cover annual vision exams.
After the vision exam is completed, it's time to look for glasses. Unfortunately there is a large mark up on eyeglasses. Consumers may get lured in to retail outlets to purchase glasses at $99.00 with coupon or buy one get one free. While Most of us end up spending $200-$400.00 on glasses.
Retail outlets such as Americas Best Contacts provide inexpensive glasses and eye exams and even provide mail order services on their Web site. Check the site for coupons and specials before making an appointment.
There are many places online that offer inexpensive contact lens discounts but there are also several discount eyeglass services available.
Some online sites can offer glasses at a 70% discount retail stores.The site allows you to select from a large variety of glasses for adults and kids. A prescription is required and a computer with a Web cam is helpful for measuring for a proper fit.
Most sites provide discounts, specials and coupons for free shipping to percentage off of glasses. There are experts available to call or to speak with online if customers have any questions.
The best advice for any one looking for a way to save money on glasses is to shop around and never make an impulse purchase. It may be convenient to buy glasses at the place that provided your eye exam. Most of the time the convenience will end up costing more money.