Kids need lots of things to get ready to go back to school; backpacks, shoes, paper and pens. However, one of the most expensive things you may need are glasses. Recently we had KC’s eyes checked as part of our preparation to start Kindergarten this fall. He had complained that everything was looking blurry, that is until he tried on his Dad’s glasses and said, “wow I can see everything!”. It was then we knew he may have a problem with his eyes, and promptly scheduled an appointment at RX Optical.
After doing a little research I found that we could get two pairs of glasses for KC at our local Wal-Mart for the same price we would have paid for a single pair at the RX Optical where the eye exam was done. At the same time, at Wal-Mart his exam would have cost us $75.00 out of pocket as they don’t accept our insurance. However, getting the exam done at the RX Optical only cost us the $15.00 co-pay saving us $60.00!
You need to shop around and check for back to school specials on the eye exam as well as where the best deal is on the glasses themselves. You may even find, like I did, that those may not be at the same store and may depend on whether or not you want one or two pairs of glasses for your child. By asking questions, knowing our options, and knowing the stores I was able to save us over $160! Shopping around and watching prices is worth the time and effort it takes to save your families bottom line not just at back to school but all year-long.
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