Vision Care

Does vision insurance cover online glasses?


Did you know that your provincial or personal health insurance probably covers more than your eye exam?

Many vision care insurance providers also cover the cost of prescription glasses, and some of them also cover prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.

Fortunately, this means that you can now purchase glasses online with insurance at SmartBuyGlasses, Canada’s number one online eyewear retailer.

Don’t know if you are eligible? Check with HR at your workplace or with your personal insurance provider to start saving on your prescription eyewear!

What is vision care insurance?


In Canada, there are two main providers of vision care insurance, publicly-funded provincial healthcare plans and private health insurance. Private insurance plans are subsequently divided into two main types: employee benefits (provided by your employer) and personal (or family) health insurance.

The vision care coverage of your health insurance may vary but many cover vision care expenses. Some personal vision care providers include Blue Cross and FlexCare.

Provincial vision care insurance plans can vary in their vision care coverage so make sure you check if you are eligible before ordering glasses. However, many employee benefit plans usually cover vision care costs.


To see more about your eligibility and information about your vision care benefits click here. If you’re enrolled in a vision coverage plan with your college or university, you can claim the benefits that you’re eligible for. Your plan may cover prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Check with your Studentcare Vision Network and get started by ordering your glasses online with insurance at SmartBuyGlasses. We also have a student discount code to help you save even more money.

How to use your vision care insurance with SmartBuyGlasses

Browse our extensive collection of frames and choose the right lenses and enter your prescription. Make sure to check with your insurer to which extent they cover vision care expenses before placing your order.

Once your order has been shipped you will receive confirmation and a itemized invoice from us. Submit this detailed receipt to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

With our fast and free worldwide shipping, you can enjoy your designer prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses in no time!

Does my vision care insurance expire?


Before ordering prescription eyewear from SmartBuyGlasses, make sure that you have a current and up-to-date prescription. And note that most health insurance providers also cover the cost of an eye exam.

Many health care plans expire or are renewed at the end of each calendar year. The date that you order your glasses is usually the day that counts.

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