My employer has a rather generous vision plan that covers $155 towards new eyeglass frames and 100% of the lenses through insurance provider VSP. Sure, there were a few cheap, outdated frames that I could get for around $200, but the quality of these frames were not even close to being as good as the quality of the frameless memory titanium, anti-reflective coated glasses that I had purchased online about 3 years earlier for under $40.With the new insurance, I was thinking I might actually be able to get away with simply paying the co-pay of $25. I may actually get to try on some glasses, in person, and see what they’d look like on my face. My excitement quickly faded before my appointment as I started trying on glasses and looking at the little price tags on each of them. Equivalent glasses were actually 10 times more at the local optometrist!

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If they give you a hard time, kindly remind them that under FTC rules, eye care providers must provide contact or eyeglass prescription copies at your request.

Note that you will not be able to use a contact lens prescription (the two are different).

If your prescription is outdated, then you will have to go to an optometrist to get a new one.

General eye exams are usually covered by your vision insurance, if you have one.

Most optometrists will not write this number on your prescription, because they know that it gives you the ability to shop online. The image below represents an example of a pupillary distance of 62mm.

Eyeglass retailers online will often suck you in with extremely low advertised prices (i.e. ’, however they have add-ons that really crank up the price – anti-reflective coating, anti-scratch, poly-carbonate lens, etc.

The best thing to do is to figure out exactly what you want, and then find out what 3 or 4 different online retailers would sell for that exact same model, so that you are comparing apples to apples.

Check with your vision insurance provider to be certain.

Here are some prescription terms you’ll need to know when ordering: Pupillary Distance (PD) is the distance between your pupils, usually measured in millimeters.

Pupillary distance generally falls between 54 and 68 mm.

Optometrists will usually take this measurement during your exam, but if they don’t, then you can measure the distance yourself with a mirror and a ruler.