Do you wear glasses? How much does that cost you yearly?

Juniper

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Been 6 months only since I made new glasses, and here I am again having to spend some more on my eyes.

For this year only I spent around $700...
 

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Bought a pair three years ago for $250, haven't invested another cent in them. So, about $83 a year.
 

Viper GTS

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I wear rigid contact lenses, they're $400 a set. Luckily my insurance covers 90% of that, I only pay $40. I've had two sets in two months, though, at this rate it could cost me a fair amount a year. Contact solution isn't cheap either, I spent $40 last month trying to find a solution I didn't react to.

Viper GTS
 

Fausto

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Damn, $700 a year on glasses? I'm guessing your eyes haven't settled down yet? My prescription hasn't changed in years, so I really only need new glasses when I wear out/lose/break/get sick of a pair.

I spent about $200 a couple years ago for my everyday pair and about $250 last fall for a set of prescription wraps (with three sets of lenses:D) from Zeal Optics. Best thing since sliced bread for cycling or other outdoor stuffs.
 

Ameesh

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my medical insurance pays for 1 pair of glasses a year so i usually dont pay anything.
 

ElFenix

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haven't bought glasses in years, prescription hasn't changed significantly in 7 years. contacts are like $15 a month though.

EDIT: are those sing dollars?
 

Juniper

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Elfenix, yeah you're right, its sg dollars. My monitor will eat my eyes away :(
 

Supermercado

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I think mine are about $100/year. I get a new contact prescription every year, but I only get glasses every two, so on just the glasses, it's about $100.

Edit: Yeah, I can do math. It's only $50/year.
 

SpongeBob

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Since I stopped wearing contacts it has decreased significantly but I usually spend around $300-400 a year on frames, a small part of which is picked up by insurance, and then the new lenses are picked up completely by insurance. Other than that I buy some eye wash fluid every once in a while but that's about it.
 

Zenmervolt

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My insurance pays for 100% of the lens cost and ~$90 of the frames. The pair I'm wearing is two years old and I think I had to pay for about $100 of the cost. So it's about $50/year for me.

ZV

EDIT: Didn't notice that your price was in sg dollars.
 

mcveigh

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2-3 years since my last exam, the glasses are that old as well


the sucky thing is the right lens now has a crack in it that is growing. I think the lenses was too big for the frame:(
 
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my current glasses cost about 150$ 3 years ago, and I jsut recently got contancts so another 100 this yuear.


 

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