Just over a year ago, I learned I needed glasses.  At the time, I didn’t have vision insurance.  I had always had perfect vision and figured it was a waste of money.  Then, I realized the constant headaches I was having had a cause.  In my hypochondriac mind, it was brain tumors.  In actuality, it was my vision.  I went to the eye doctor for my first ever appointment.

I left the appointment with a $350 pair of glasses and was told a bill would be on the way for the appointment.  Ouch.  And did you know contacts aren’t cheap?  I didn’t until after that appointment either.

That’s why it is awesome that there are companies like VSP Vision Care available.photo (1)

The site is easy to navigate and shows doctors available in your area.  There is even a cost savings calculator that shows you the difference between pricing with VSP and without.


Insurance plans like VSP Vision Care provide you with a frame allowance as well as full coverage of basic lenses. They also provide discounts on different lens options.  And for frames?  They have designer frames to pick from right at the doctor’s office.  This allows you to try them on and make sure it’s the right look for you.

To recap, VSP Vision Care helps:

  • Keep your eyes healthy with doctors who provide the most thorough exams.
  • Save money – the average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!
  • Get access to great eyewear – more than two dozen brands and hundreds of styles to choose from!
  • Enable your family to experience life to the fullest.

I wish I would have had vision insurance BEFORE I needed it, it definitely would have lowered my initial costs, and allowed me to go to the doctor sooner.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Employees may be eligible for a second pair of glasses to wear specifically while working on a computer. These can be purchased only from a VSP member provider. You must complete a vision requirements questionnaire and take it with you to your VSP doctor appointment. Forms are available from Staff Benefits or your campus Human Resources office. Your copay for the computer glasses is $5. The frame allowance is $90.

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