|A very pregnant me & my friend Rashida at the very first Blogalicious-, circa 2009! The glasses I bought during my first year with VSP coverage. I miss those purple frames.|
Fast forward to high school where I begged for contacts. Except I had to wear hard contacts since soft contacts for astigmatism were new and even more expensive than hard contacts. Eventually, those soft contacts became more budget friendly. I wore contacts until Sophia was born and I truly understood what sleep deprivation meant.
I switched back to glasses. I wasn't thrilled at first because I remembered how hard it was to find glasses for my wide face, short nose, and cute apple cheeks. I also remembered how expensive prescription glasses were.
Luckily for the first time ever, hubby had vision insurance through his job. Really good vision insurance. VSP Vision Care to be exact. Before he had VSP Vision through work, we would wait 2-3 years between eye exams and new glasses. With my eyes, I needed a new prescription every year. We just waited because we couldn't afford the exam and the glasses. My husband has been wearing glasses since junior high. So we took turns every other year or so to get care for our eyes.
Finally, with VSP we could both get our eye exams and pick out cute, stylish frames. Even the thinner lenses and special coatings were covered. Even the folks at the eye center were impressed by our VSP coverage. It gave us an allowance for whatever frames we wanted even designer frames. For the first time ever, we were able to afford Transitions lenses. The kind of that turn into sunglasses when you walk into the sun. I don't remember how much we saved, but you can save an average of $320 dollars a year with VSP Vision Care.
The years hubby worked at that job was great for eyes. We were able to afford new prescription glasses every year. I was sad to lose VSP Vision Care when hubby moved jobs. (I just found out that you can enroll through your employer or join directly.)
Thanks to our VSP benefits, I learned about the hip rectangular frames and the first time I chose a fun color for my eyeglasses. I could make a fashion statement with my glasses, not just pick a frame I could afford. Now, I'm hooked. I think I might need some new glasses!
Visit SeeMuchMore for more information about VSP and vision care benefits. This post is sponsored by VSP. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.