SOURCE VSP Vision Care
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been a lot of stories counseling Americans not to buy eyeglasses from their local eye doctor. This is not only bad from a personal health perspective but also from a personal finance perspective.
Here are some facts that everyone needs to know before choosing their specs.
1) Retail (e.g., Pearle Vision, LensCrafters) is NOT always cheaper! Independent research shows that buying glasses at an independent eye doctor is still less expensive than at many corporate retail chains…by a lot! When you add vision coverage, like VSP Vision Care to the mix (which nearly 20% of Americans have), that price is even lower.
For example, a consumer who purchases a Ray-Ban frame with progressive lenses will save $595 with VSP Vision Care coverage at an independent eye doctor versus using an insurance company focused on retail store sales and purchasing glasses at LensCrafters ($746 vs. $151).
2) If you have a complex prescription, many online retailers can't make you glasses. The little secret that most online sites don't advertise is the fact that they only sell single vision lenses, not progressives. Or if they do sell progressives, that you are responsible for providing your measurements. So if you have a complex prescription, need glasses to help you see at multiple distances, or are over the age of 40, the chances you won't be seeing as clearly as you could are pretty high!
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Contact info: Jill Novelo, VSP
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