6 places to buy prescription glasses online using insurance, HSA, or FSA money
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- Instead of haggling with a store clerk for a pair of generic eyeglasses, take your prescription eyewear shopping online.
- EyeBuyDirect, Zenni, Warby Parker, Felix Gray, GlassesUSA, and Eyeconic are making it easy and affordable to find a pair of stylish prescription glasses and sunglasses.
- Some accept insurance, while all accept FSA and HSA dollars to help bring down the cost of your glasses.
- A couple also have virtual try-on options so you really never have to step into a physical store again.
I remember visiting the optometrist's office as a kid, emerging from my eye exam to peruse the books of gorgeous glasses-donning models with furrowed brows - as if I could afford those frames then or even now as an adult.Traditional optometrist offices and glasses retailers tend to overcharge or upsell you on their frames, but it's easier to skirt this awkward and painfully expensive process today. Grab your prescription and go to your laptop or phone instead. There are now many online glasses retailers that can provide a seamless, convenient, and affordable shopping experience.
As a glasses-wearer, you probably often feel like you're being punished for not having perfect vision, but these retailers will make you enjoy shopping for glasses again. They offer a large variety of frames, from the classic to the quirky; are able to accommodate for all different types of lenses; and even throw in a nice discount now and then.
Some other things to take into consideration when shopping online for glasses are whether the retailer accepts insurance and FSA/HSA dollars, offers a virtual try-on option (and if not, whether it has a generous return and exchange policy), and has kids' styles if you want to shop for the whole family.
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