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How to Buy Glasses Online with Insurance

In Canada, general public health insurance covers medical payments for eye injury and various eye diseases such as cataractsglaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Optional/supplemental glasses insurance provides additional insurance coverage for eye examinations, contact lenses, eyeglasses and/or frames, and, in some instances, part of the costs for elective laser surgery for vision correction. 

The ‘Optometric Benefit’ in Nova Scotia provides glasses insurance for visual analysis carried out by optometrists. This benefit is limited to one routine vision analysis every two years for those under 10 or over 65 years old. Those between 10 and 65 are not covered for routine check-ups, but are covered where medical need is indicated. Under the Children’s Drug and Optical Program, eligible low-income families are assisted with the cost of prescription drugs, eye exams and eye glasses for children 18 or younger.

 

At SmartBuyGlasses, we offer thousands of frame options with prescription lenses. Our range includes:

  • Blue light glasses from zFORT®, with lenses custom-built to protect your eyes from potentially harmful short-wavelength blue light.
  • Arise HD prescription lenses, with a myriad of cutting-edge eyewear technologies like anti-reflective coatings designed to protect you and your glasses.
  • Great-value, high-quality eyewear from brands like SmartBuy Collection – giving you designer looks, for less.

Best place to buy glasses online without insurance

If you don’t have glasses insurance, there’s one place to find your favorite look from thousands of low-cost, high-quality glasses: SmartBuyGlasses. With huge ranges of glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, as well as customer protections like FREE shipping, 100 day returns, 2-year warranties on all eyewear and our best price guarantee, we’re dedicated to providing a streamlined optical service for you.

How much are glasses without insurance?

In the USA, a pair of glasses without insurance can average out at over $300! Luckily, our range at SmartBuyGlasses doesn’t come anywhere near this, unless you want glasses from the elite fashion houses. Our cheapest glasses start at $39, and our best-sellers typically retail from around $50-$150.


If you’ve found this guide interesting, check out our eye health guides in our Optical Center. For more specific information and FAQs, browse our customer questions on Ask the Optician.

How to Buy Glasses Online with Insurance

In Canada, general public health insurance covers medical payments for eye injury and various eye diseases such as cataractsglaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Optional/supplemental glasses insurance provides additional insurance coverage for eye examinations, contact lenses, eyeglasses and/or frames, and, in some instances, part of the costs for elective laser surgery for vision correction. 

The ‘Optometric Benefit’ in Nova Scotia provides glasses insurance for visual analysis carried out by optometrists. This benefit is limited to one routine vision analysis every two years for those under 10 or over 65 years old. Those between 10 and 65 are not covered for routine check-ups, but are covered where medical need is indicated. Under the Children’s Drug and Optical Program, eligible low-income families are assisted with the cost of prescription drugs, eye exams and eye glasses for children 18 or younger.

Best place to buy glasses online without insurance

Have you ever found yourself squinting through old lenses because you don’t have vision insurance? A low-cost eye exam and discount glasses can bring your world back into focus without breaking the bank. With just a little legwork, you can get affordable, stylish glasses – even if you don’t have vision insurance. 

Here’s how: Get a low-cost eye exam (because you’ll need a prescription) and be sure to ask for your pupillary distance. If you’ve recently had an eye exam but don’t know your prescription and want to get your hands on some glasses, try our groundbreaking lens scanner app. Then, you’re all set for buying affordable glasses online!

The best place to locate some cheap prescription glasses is SmartBuyGlasses. With a huge range of stock from designer frames to value collections, there’s really no better place to find what you love. 

 

At SmartBuyGlasses, we offer thousands of frame options with prescription lenses. Our range includes:

  • Blue light glasses from zFORT®, with lenses custom-built to protect your eyes from potentially harmful short-wavelength blue light.
  • Arise HD prescription lenses, with a myriad of cutting-edge eyewear technologies like anti-reflective coatings designed to protect you and your glasses.
  • Great-value, high-quality eyewear from brands like SmartBuy Collection – giving you designer looks, for less.

How to get glasses without insurance?

If you don’t have glasses insurance, there’s one place to find your favorite look from thousands of low-cost, high-quality glasses: SmartBuyGlasses. With huge ranges of glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, as well as customer protections like FREE shipping, 100 day returns, 2-year warranties on all eyewear and our best price guarantee, we’re dedicated to providing a streamlined optical service for you.

How much are glasses without insurance?

In the USA, a pair of glasses without insurance can average out at over $300! Luckily, our range at SmartBuyGlasses doesn’t come anywhere near this, unless you want glasses from the elite fashion houses. Our cheapest glasses start at $39, and our best-sellers typically retail from around $50-$150.


If you’ve found this guide interesting, check out our eye health guides in our Optical Center. For more specific information and FAQs, browse our customer questions on Ask the Optician.

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