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Updated on Wednesday, February 19

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QUESTION: Where are some cheap places to get glasses, if you have the FEDS health insurance?

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    1. Beware with Clearly Contacts, I got transition lenses with them with anti-glare, scratch protection, and uv protection coatings on them and within a few months the coatings started to wear off. It became unbearable to wear after a year. My mother order the same lenses and the same thing happened to her. That being said it was fairly cheap but I also got as good of a deal from Costco with better lenses so if you/your parents/friends have a membership you could try there as well.

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  2. How does Clearly Contacts work?

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    1. I used it for ordering contacts, and using the school's coverage, I saved a ton. You order from ClearlyContacts.ca, and also hand in a claim form to the Health plan office in the SLC. You could just ask there about this whole thing, in case anything has changed.

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  3. If you are the person who lost the glasses by SCH, They are at the SLC lost/found Turnkey Desk!

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  4. Thanks for taking them there, I'll check there tomorrow.

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  5. Superstore has pretty cheap glasses from their optical dept.

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  6. There are online retailers where you can order glasses from overseas for much cheaper than local stores (sometimes as low as thirty dollars total for frame and lenses.) But it takes a while for them to arrive in the mail, and they need to be adjusted afterward, and you need to know your precise prescription, including distance between pupils (Don't try to measure this yourself. I did, and got it wrong.)

    Locally, I have had good experiences buying glasses from Optical Illusions and from E. Dyck Opticians, but the style I chose was on the expensive side. They have frames in a range of price points available though.

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  7. Don't usually trust online retailers. the measurements go terribly off, and many retailers won't touch your glasses if you need adjustments and you got them online. and YES, they can tell if you got them online!

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