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DH's new glasses

December 20th, 2009 at 09:28 am

DH needed new reading glasses. We originally had an appointment at Wal Mart vision center, but they screwed up the date. So, I cancelled it and made another appointment with an eye doc at the shopping mall.

It was a very fancy eye wear store, and has the latest exam equipments. I found this place from DH's vision insurance website (VSP). I was surprised how great the coverage is.

Co-pay for exam is $10, and co-pay for lenses is also $10. We upgraded the quality of lenses, so our co-pay was $25. Still a great deal. DH has a frame that he loves and insisted he wants to use it, so we didn't buy new frame. Frame is covered up to $130. We ended up paying total $35 for his new glasses : ) (It would be close to $400 without insurance.)

Actually, I don't mind paying more because I still have some money I need to use in my FSA account. Oh well...

We also got 30% discount on sunglasses he wanted. I told him I will buy them as a Christmas gift. The original price was $180 but with 30% off, it was $126.

Unfortunately, my employer dropped VSP and changed to United Health or something for vision. DH and I cover each other for dental (we have double coverage) but not vision. I should have DH's vision insurance cover me and DD next year so we can use this store as well.

4 Responses to “DH's new glasses”

  1. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Sounds like a very nice deal on the glasses. Way to go!

  2. monkeymama Says:

    Can you tell me the store? Big Grin
    VSP is the ONLY insurance I get from my employer. Even so, I haven't had an eye exam or gotten new glasses in 5 or 6 years... The coverage is decent and I know I just need to stop procrastinating. (I didn't like the eye doctor I saw last time - which I guess is part of the problem. I keep meaning to check if my HMO takes VSP). But yeah, tell me the place you ended up at - I should check it out.

  3. Maismom Says:

    Monkeymama,
    The name of store is "Eye Designs" at Roseville Galleria. It's across from "Picture people", so you won't miss it. Check it out!

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Thanks!!! I will.

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