How Much Do Transition Lenses Cost Versus Regular Ones?

In my previous post, “Transition Glasses Pros and Cons,”I wrote about transition, or photochromic, lenses and their advantages and disadvantages. In this post, I’ll explore the cost differences between them and regular lenses.

One Set of Glasses vs Two or More

man readingOne potential advantage with transition lenses is that you won’t require prescription sunglasses. That saves the cost of an additional set of lenses and the frames. It also, of course, provides the advantage of not searching for one pair or the other when they’re needed. Instead, your eyeglasses make the transition automatically.

Transition Lens Costs

Transition lenses add roughly $100–$400 to the cost of prescription eyeglasses. There are many factors that come into play around that cost, including the type of lenses you’re buying. The options are plastic, polycarbonate, bi-focal, and progressive lenses. 

Frames and Coatings

As you consider the cost of transition lens versus regular lenses, they will both be placed inside the frames you select along with the coatings, such as antireflective coatings. Those costs will be the same no matter the type of lenses you select.

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance covers the costs of doctor visits and routine eye exams, perhaps with a co-pay. You may also have vision insurance that will pay for the cost of glasses. Usually, transition lenses are included in your coverage. You can work with our staff to help review your coverage and determine the costs you can expect.

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Disclaimer: The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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