Can you purchase eyewear online and use your vision benefits? It’s a question we hear often—and we’ll answer for you here.
First, let’s discuss what vision benefits actually are.
Confusion swirls around the topic of vision insurance
The term “insurance” is used loosely in the world of vision. What you may be calling insurance is actually a plan designed to offer vision benefits to cover some of your costs.
The benefits are likely to apply to:
- Routine preventative eye care including eye exams
- Prescriptive eyewear including eyeglasses and/or contact lenses
Some plans expand the coverage to include:
- Discounts on options such as lens coatings and photochromic lenses
- Reduced rates on elective correction surgery