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View Poll Results: How much did you pay for your eyeglasses?
$0-50 8 22.22%
$50-100 5 13.89%
$100-150 6 16.67%
$150-200 1 2.78%
$200-250 5 13.89%
$250-300 2 5.56%
$300-350 1 2.78%
$350-400 2 5.56%
$450-500 2 5.56%
Over $500 4 11.11%
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How much did you pay for your eyeglasses?


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Just for the frames or with the lenses and all it's features?

Lenses, frames, features. All of that together.

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Usually I get glasses on online since I only wear glasses when at home. I wear contact lenses when I leave the house.

But recently I got vision insurance from my work. In general vision insurance isn't that great though and they only pay for partial costs. So I was wondering how much in-house optometrists charge. None of them post their fees online of course.....since they are shady. My insurance isn't very easy to understand either.










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Usually I get glasses on online since I only wear glasses when at home. I wear contact lenses when I leave the house.

But recently I got vision insurance from my work. In general vision insurance isn't that great though and they only pay for partial costs. So I was wondering how much in-house optometrists charge. None of them post their fees online of course.....since they are shady. My insurance isn't very easy to understand
Well I'm in Jamaica so...anyway I don't have insurance. But mine was around 250 that's just for lenses & frame.

I usually just choose the most affordable frame that fits my face (while inside I'm thinking: I really wish I could afford that other frame. It's so cool!!!)

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None of them post their fees online of course.....since they are shady. My insurance isn't very easy to understand either.
And what's really crazy about it is they don't need to be shady. Zillions of people wear glasses and the eye doctors and people who sell you the glasses are going to make plenty of money no matter what. They seem to just be shady for no reason. It's a systemic medical thing. Anything that has anything to do with insurance is shady.

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And what's really crazy about it is they don't need to be shady. Zillions of people wear glasses and the eye doctors and people who sell you the glasses are going to make plenty of money no matter what. They seem to just be shady for no reason. It's a systemic medical thing. Anything that has anything to do with insurance is shady.
I think they want to lure you into their business and then after you searched hours for a pair of glasses that you like......surprise $250 for the frames and $350 for the lenses!!!

The dentists do it by offering a real cheap $35 diagnostic exam and x-rays. Then surprise....$700 for a deep cleaning on your gums.

The dentists and optometrists on Yelp are full of fake reviews. So obvious. Ugh. The optometrists really, really loathe Zenni and other online glasses stores.

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I can't remember exactly now because it was seven years ago, and I did get my eyes examined at the same time, but we're talking about £100 for the glasses.

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Anyways, at the minimum I need an eye exam, since I haven't had an eye exam since 2011. Need to make sure the prescription hasn't changed and also to check on the "freckle" in my eye (small risk of turning into cancer). Not sure if I will get glasses or contacts through the insurance. The insurance with either pay for contact lenses or glasses. Not both.

The damn thing is the insurance pays for less if you go to an out-of-network optician or online glasses/contact lens website. The in-network ones all sell overprices glasses and contact lenses.


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I think around $200. But that was about 15+ years ago. And I got the cheapest ones I could find that looked okay.

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Couple hundred I think; can't remember now. My prescription safety's were less than my daily ones though.
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Exam - $60.00

Frames - $9.00

Lenses - $55.00 each, the cheapest they had. I believe this came with Anti-glare and scratch resistance.

I did all of this at WalMart.
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215$ in 2012 just the lens and frames. From 2014 'til now i wear reading glasses for school and work for a few hours daily. I tried Warby Parker, but paying 90$ for just the frame, idk. I also have a strong prescription, so I'm not sure what I'm gonna do yet.
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So I guess you guys don't get high index lenses.

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I actually thought my glasses were expensive, someone else I knew when I bought them balked at the price and said he got his for like £30 online somewhere or something. £100+ is a lot for me either way though. I haven't bought a new pair in seven years for this reason.

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I really don't remember how much the glasses I have now cost. It's been quite a while since I got them. I have been past the point where I needed a new exam for a long time (probably because diabetes) but that's not happening anytime soon.

Most likely mine were about $200. I remember turning down a bunch of special coatings and stuff. I actually got two pairs just in case but for some reason the frames on the other pair never fit me right. And also I didn't put much thought into the frames I picked out and I ended up hating the way they look even if they did fit.

I did try Zenni a couple of years ago (before I lost my prescription) but I screwed up and entered one of my eyes wrong. When I got them they were surprisingly nice and I could tell they would have worked perfectly if I had gotten the prescription right but by that time I had lost it and that was the end of that. I honestly don't know how I got it wrong because I remember double checking it at least once.

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How much did you pay for your eyeglasses?


Last time it was $485 including tax but not the exam($75).Would’ve been $585 if I’d gotten transitions lenses
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Over $500. I get the highest quality top name brands like ray bans or oakley and the best possible lenses regardless of price. I'm not rich. I have been wearing glasses my entire life and considering you can get years out of one pair of glasses you might as well have the best.

In my experience the expensive labels really do feel so much better. They are made out of higher quality materials, weigh less and are stronger.

The better I look, the better I feel. It does hurt handing over so much money, but I believe it's worth it if you wear your glasses everyday. I just think of it as paying a really expensive rip-off bill you have no choice but to pay. At least my top quality glasses reward me everyday for years to come.

Edit: I probably should have added I use two pairs of glasses. One expensive pair as stated above and another cheap pair for work. The cheap ones are very satisfactory for work and save damaging the expensive ones. Also there is nothing worse then breaking your glasses and not having a backup pair.
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