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    Best prices for contact lenses? Discounts with

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    I am almost out of my contact lenses and need to reorder a new supply. I just had an eye exam about 6 months ago so I do not need a new eye exam and I only need new contacts. I am not familiar with Tricare Prime's vision benefits so I was wondering if you ladies could let me know if there are any retailers or places that offer a discount on contact lenses? I was going to order my contacts from 1800contacts.com, but I wanted to check to see if Tricare will cover any of the cost on contacts? I wear Acuvue Oasys contact lenses.

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    I've never come across insurance paying for contacts. Try coastalcontacts.com they always seem to be the cheapest as far as contacts go and my contacts are expensive lol




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    Don't use 1800 contacts they are so expensive for acuvue. I paid $40 a box at 1800 when I found em for $25 just by googling.




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    I wear Frequency 55's (they're cheap) and got them for $12 a box. $48 for a year supply is pretty good. Tricare and the military doesn't offer a glassses/contact lens program for dependents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FertileMertile. View Post
    I've never come across insurance paying for contacts. Try coastalcontacts.com they always seem to be the cheapest as far as contacts go and my contacts are expensive lol
    I second this!!!
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    I actually don't use Tricare for my vision insurance. I bought a plan with VSP for vision insurance. It's about 150ish a year and they offer a ton more than Tricare.

    Eye Exams are covered in full.
    Prescription Lenses are covered in full.
    Frames of your choice are covered in full up to $120 and then 20% off out of pocket costs.
    Contacts (instead of buying glasses) are covered up to $120, including the fitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FertileMertile. View Post
    I've never come across insurance paying for contacts. Try coastalcontacts.com they always seem to be the cheapest as far as contacts go and my contacts are expensive lol
    Thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely check out this site. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubMunkeyBles View Post
    I wear Frequency 55's (they're cheap) and got them for $12 a box. $48 for a year supply is pretty good. Tricare and the military doesn't offer a glassses/contact lens program for dependents.
    Thanks Stephanie! I didn't think Tricare covered contacts, but I know some private vision plans sometimes cover some of of the cost so I thought I would ask... I guess it was probably more wishing thinking on my part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by efiwyvaN View Post
    I actually don't use Tricare for my vision insurance. I bought a plan with VSP for vision insurance. It's about 150ish a year and they offer a ton more than Tricare.

    Eye Exams are covered in full.
    Prescription Lenses are covered in full.
    Frames of your choice are covered in full up to $120 and then 20% off out of pocket costs.
    Contacts (instead of buying glasses) are covered up to $120, including the fitting.
    Wow, thanks for the information on VSP! It sounds like it a pretty comprehensive vision plan.
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    I only use 1800contacts- and do everything on line.

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