By: Kelly Luxenberg –
Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to everyday life. Regular, daily activities such as walking, driving, reading, and using your smartphone or computer are all dependent on having good eyesight. There are many of us, however, who need the assistance of glasses and contact lenses to be able to see properly. Easy, affordable access to the glasses and contacts we rely on daily is vital.
Poor vision can be very expensive. I’ve had glasses since I was 7 years old and I estimate that I’ve probably spent $10,000 out of pocket between glasses and contacts during that time. This figure doesn’t include my insurance costs or even just the fact that I’ve been fortunate enough to have had insurance the entire time. It’s been a cost I pay without question as it’s a necessity.