Do you know how much your vision is worth?
The cost of a visit with your optometrist combined with the cost of new prescription lenses and frames can feel daunting all at once. But at Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale, we’re here today to answer your questions about what your vision is really worth. You always want to make your vision a priority — something we talked about in our previous Get 20/20 in 2020 post. If you’re making this the year to prioritize everything from your eyecare to your designer eyeglasses, make sure you understand how much your vision is worth!
The Cost of Your Vision
We know that a visit to the optometrist, combined with the need for a new pair of eyeglasses, might not feel worth it — especially if your vision loss is minimal enough that it doesn’t cause day-to-day problems or prevent you from driving.
But we also have a lot of daily or monthly costs that, while small compared to the value of a new pair of eyeglasses, can add up.
A cup of $5 coffee once a day might feel like a small indulgence, those costs add up day after day. In fact, you could spend upwards of $60 or more a month on just coffee alone. Then there are other recurring costs, like indulging in a meal out or the best streaming service.
But prescription eyeglasses are a necessity that you benefit from every day. While certain designer eyeglasses can cost upwards of $1000+ at one time, when you break that down per day, you’re spending just $1.73 a day. If you’re willing to spend upwards of $5 on a cup of coffee, how much is your vision worth? <br>
At Visions Optique and Eyecare, we want you to invest in the health and protection of your eyes. With a sturdy pair of prescription eyeglasses, you’re giving your eyes the best care possible.
The Importance of Optometry Visits
If you have standard corrective lenses and are not worried about worsening vision or other eye problems, you can visit your optometrist every one to two years for your routine eye exam. This allows you to get an updated prescription that’s also valid, just in case you need new glasses. Or, if you have 20/20 vision, those regular eye exams will ensure that nothing has changed with the health of your eyes.
On the other hand, if you have deteriorating vision or an eye problem or disease you’re treating, you’ll want to visit your optometrist more frequently. The frequency of those visits is something you can determine with your optometrist.
Getting New Eyeglasses
If you take care of your glasses, you can get about one to two years out of your prescription eyeglasses. That’s why the costs we calculated reflect a two-year lifespan on one pair of prescription glasses.
Choosing Designer Eyeglasses
Whether you wear your frames all day or just to read a book or the board in class, having sturdy glasses that will last is important. While designer eyeglasses do give you a name brand style that looks great and stands out, there are other reasons that designer eyeglasses are worth the cost.
Designer eyeglasses are made from high-quality materials. This will help them endure daily use and wear, especially if you’re someone who constantly puts on and takes off your glasses as you need them. If you’re looking for a pair of glasses that will last, designer eyeglasses are worth the investment.
Care for Healthy Eyes
A survey done by Bausch + Lomb in 2012 found that 70% of people would rather lose a limb than lose their eyesight. While this fact might not be surprising, what’s more surprising is that only four out of 10 people said they had received an eye exam in the last year.
Also according to the Bausch + Lomb survey, over 80% of visual impairment problems can be prevented. So why are so many neglecting their eyes?
A common myth in the eyecare world is that as long as you can still see and don’t have any eye problems, you don’t need to visit an optometrist. But that’s not true — especially if you’re also predisposed to certain eye diseases or conditions. Regular eye exams are a powerful way to prevent diseases that could damage your vision or find ways to protect your vision in the future.
Buy Designer Eyeglasses Frames Today
Now that you better understand the cost and importance of your vision, it’s time to schedule your eyecare appointment. Choose Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale and shop our selection of designer eyeglasses available at our glasses shop.