The cost of vision

by Julie
~1 minute
The cost of vision

I went to the optometrist and my vision got a bit worse and better... (-6.75 and -7.00)! My lenses alone (progressives, varilux e series at 1.67 index) were quoted at $1000 and that doesn't include any frames. At this point, despite being an avid glasses-lover, I'm seriously considering getting corrective eye surgery...

I do wish that there was more transparency in this particular industry; it's not typical for prices for lenses nor frames to be publicly available (you usually have to ask) and I don't know if there's any regulation to control prices in these areas. While I feel confident that my optometrist cares about me, sometimes I feel like the opticians are just there to try to hard sell me on frames/lens/coatings/whatever is in store.