Are contact lenses covered by insurance?
Generally, most vision insurance plans include some coverage for contacts. Different plans can have different coverage options, so be sure to check with your healthcare provider to see what costs may be covered for you.
Is it cheaper to wear glasses or contacts?
The price depends on a lot of factors, but because of how often lenses need to be replaced (every two weeks or so for disposable contacts) the annual and long-term costs can exceed glasses.
Can I get reimbursed for contact lenses?
Most major vision insurance plans have some amount of contact lens coverage. You'll need to verify with your insurance company directly to confirm that you have a contact lens benefit included in your vision insurance plan.
Can you get contacts and glasses with insurance?
Your insurance plan design will determine how often you can get contacts or glasses. Generally, plans don't cover both eyeglasses and contacts purchased in the same year. Humana Vision offers single vision lenses for a $25 copay through participating providers and a $150 allowance toward frames once every 12 months.
How much do contacts cost?
Contact lenses can cost anywhere from $150 to $1,500 a year, depending on the brand, type, and your insurance coverage. Generally, they cost between $20 and $30 a box. Most people with average prescriptions should be able to get a year's worth of contact lenses for $200 to $500.
Can I get contacts for free?
Some contact manufacturers will offer coupons online for free trial lenses. Once you have printed the coupon you can take it to an optometrist along with your prescription to receive free contact lenses. For example, Acuvue often gives out free trial lenses.