Video: How vision insurance saves you on eye exams, glasses, contacts

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(Video) How vision insurance saves you money

Tonya Stumphauzer - On Camera:

What is vision insurance, and how can it save you money?

Voiceover (VO):

(Graphic: What is vision insurance) Let’s start with what vision insurance is. For a few bucks per pay period, you can save hundreds of dollars a year on ...

VO (graphic split screen)

eye exams...

eyeglasses...

contact lenses...

prescription sunglasses...

and much more.

Tonya - On Camera:

Think of vision insurance as a gift card for yourself to take care of your eyes.

VO:

The biggest players in vision insurance are VSP Vision Care and EyeMed Vision Care. Both offer employer and individual plans. Medicare and Medicaid also offer vision benefits.

Tonya - On Camera:

How much can vision insurance save you money? That depends on your plan.

VO:

Take the cost of an eye exam. Many vision insurance plans cover 100% of the amount.

(Video: pan rows of eyeglasses at optical shop/vision center)

And most plans will cover a portion of the cost of your eyeglasses, contacts, progressive lenses or photochromatic lenses or anti-reflective coatings.

Tonya - On Camera

(Video: animation of eye exam $$ scrolling up, then eyeglasses $$, then contacts $$, etc.) That’s just coverage for your routine vision needs, though. Some vision insurance plans include discounts on LASIK.

VO:

The savings multiplies if you’re covering your spouse or significant other, and your children.

And if you use a health savings or flexible spending account you can save even more by using these funds for what’s not covered by your vision insurance.

VO:

Looking for a pair of Armani frames or Ray-Ban sunglasses? Your HSA or FSA can help you buy these higher-end specs because you’ve been saving for them with your payroll deductions.

Tonya - On Camera:

Vision insurance is a smart idea. It saves you money. And saving your sight — well, that’s priceless.

VO:

Want to learn more about how to choose a vision insurance plan? Check out AllAboutVision.com.

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