Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Insurance coverage for glasses

In my previous posts I described ordering my new glasses, and their arrival. There was one more detail to take care of: the insurance claim. Through work I have VSP for eye coverage. That covered my eye exam for the in-network optometrist. However, 39DollarGlasses is definitely out of network. For out of network glasses, my plan is supposed to cover $25 for lenses and $35 for frames. I wasn't sure how that was going to work since the site just list $39 for the glasses + $25 for the anti-reflective coating. 

After ordering my glasses I printed out a special insurance receipt from the 39DollarGlasses website. It split the $39 in half for the glasses, and listed the anti-glare. I submitted the form, and today a check arrived. They listed $19.50 for the frames (credited for $19.50) and $19.50 + $25 = $44.50 for lenses (credited at the maximum of $25), and nothing for the shipping. I was hoping that I would just get the full $60, but this is as good as I could reasonably expect. 

Monday, February 2, 2009

Glasses are a success

I had previously posted about my new glasses I ordered on the internet. My only problem was that the glasses were a little crooked on my face. I emailed the vendor over the weekend to ask what I should do. They suggested that I either send the glasses back to have the frames replaced, or go to an optician to have them adjusted. I didn't really like either option, so I decided to try myself. 

If you do a google search on adjusting glasses a lot of things turn up, especially videos. I found this set of videos particularly useful. I followed the simple instructions in this video to adjust the arm on my glasses. One simple adjustment and now my glasses fit perfectly. I'm very excited. 

I've also started to put my glasses links into delicious with the tag glasses