How does vision care work?
How Vision Insurance Works. When you have vision insurance, you send the vision insurer a check for your premium for individual plans or have the premium deducted from your paycheck for employer-sponsored plans. In exchange, you'll receive benefits such as discounted vision exams, glasses, and contacts.
Does insurance cover a pair of glasses?
Vision insurance can make eye care more affordable. It typically covers eye exams, as well as products to correct vision, such as prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. Some vision insurance plans also offer discounts on LASIK and other elective vision correction surgery.
How does insurance work with eyeglasses?
Vision insurance gives you defined costs for your vision care. Most plans will give you a flat copay for an exam, typically about $10. You'll also have an allowance to spend on frames and a flat copay for lenses. The lens copay amount will vary depending on the type of lens you need (bifocal, trifocal, coatings, etc.).
How much do you pay for a pair of glasses?
The average cost of glasses without insurance is $242, according to statistics from VSP. That's for frames only. For basic, single lenses, it's $113. That means the total will run you on average about $351 for a complete pair of glasses if you don't have vision insurance.
What kind of insurance do you need for glasses?
Vision insurance typically includes coverage for annual exams, lenses, frames, and contacts.