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Did You Get Glasses before the New Year!

Are you ready for 2016? Have you made your resolutions? Have you made party plans? And, equally importantly, have you spent all of the money in your health insurance plan’s flexible savings account (FSA)? You only have until December 31st to do so. One of the easiest ways to spend down your FSA is to get glasses – read on to learn more.

FSAs and Eligible Expenses

For the vast majority of FSAs, eyeglasses are eligible expenses. When you hear the word “eyeglasses,” you might think it only applies to prescription glasses. Depending on your FSA, that might not be the case.

Your FSA might cover eyeglasses with or without lenses. So, if you’re interested in getting another pair of frames, this could be your opportunity!

Reading glasses may also be an eligible FSA expense. If you’ve noticed you have difficulty reading, investing in a pair of reading glasses might be worthwhile.

Have you realized that you need prescription sunglasses when you’re outdoors? Prescription sunglasses are useful all year round. Even during the winter, the sun’s reflection can create glare on snow and ice.

If You Waited There’s Next Year!

After New Year’s Day, you’ll have lost the FSA money you accumulated over the course of the year. That would be a shame to let that money go to waste, especially if you really need glasses.

What can you do? Take the time to read over your health insurance policy carefully. If you’ve still got questions, call your insurance company. They’ll be able to give you the information you need.

If it turns out you’ve still got money in your FSA left and you or a family member needs new glasses, contacts, or prescription sunglasses, book an appointment with an eye doctor. You should do this as soon as possible, because there are many other people who are in the same situation as you – they also need to empty their FSAs before January 1st rolls around, and they’ve also concluded that they need new eyeglasses.

Do you want your eyeglasses right away? There are a number of online stores where you can purchase eyeglasses, and you can receive them the very next day! All you need to do is provide your prescription.

Glasses in a Day: Providing Quality Eyeglasses in 24 Hours!

Are you looking to spend your FSA dollars on eyeglasses? Contact Glasses in a Day. We accept FSAs and process your order for eyeglasses in a day. Plus, Glasses in a Day charges up to 70% less than retail optical shops because we purchase our frames directly from manufacturers around the world. And, we’ve got our own optical lab in Massachusetts, so your lenses are prepared onsite. Don’t lose your FSA money this year, especially if you really need a new eyeglasses prescription. Email us at today to fill your order!

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Could Your Child’s Learning Difficulties Be Due to Vision Problems?

What were your child’s grades like on his or her last report card? If they were lower than you expected, you might be scratching your head. Your child is smart – why isn’t he or she performing better in school? The answer might have nothing to do with your son or daughter’s intelligence. Rather, the cause of the problem might be his or her vision.

How Vision Affects Learning

Think back to your days in elementary school, and you’ll remember your teacher writing on the blackboard. One of the most popular ways to communicate teaching material is visually.

However, vision problems make it difficult for children to learn in this manner. If your child has an undiagnosed case of nearsightedness, he or she won’t be able to see a blackboard that’s too far away. Conversely, if your child can see the blackboard without trouble, but he or she can’t see what’s written on a page six inches from his or her face, your child might be farsighted.

Another common vision problem is astigmatism. When a person has astigmatism, his or her eyes can’t focus properly. Objects are blurry.

Why Vision Problems Can Go Untreated

Some children might simply accept that they have poor vision, and that’s the way things are. They don’t realize that it’s possible to see properly – the world they know has always been blurry, so why should it change?

It also might not occur to some parents that vision difficulties could be the root of their child’s academic performance issues. They might just think that their child isn’t trying hard enough, or could have a learning disability. If neither parent has a vision problem, it may never cross their minds that their child could have one.

Eye Exams: They Might Change Your Child’s Life

Scheduling an eye exam will determine whether your child has an undiagnosed vision problem. If your child has trouble reading any part of the vision chart, that’s a sign that he or she might need glasses.

Corrective lenses can open up a new world for your child. He or she will be able to see the blackboard or computer screen clearly and sharply. Glasses will make it easier for your child to learn visually. As a result of your child’s newly improved vision, his or her grades should rise.

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Giving the Gift of Sight

Not many people are born with perfect eyesight. Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford corrective lenses or contact lenses. Some people have been lucky enough to finance laser eye surgery. What about the millions of people across the world who are not in that situation? To them, the world is blurry and constantly out of focus. Read on to learn how a simple gift can change their lives.

What Life Is Like with Poor Eyesight

Vision problems can affect people from all backgrounds and walks of life. In the eye health community, the most common vision problems are known as “refractive errors.” Refractive errors mean that a person’s eye doesn’t allow light to focus directly on the retina.

There are three highly common refractive errors which aren’t related to age. The first is nearsightedness. People who are nearsighted have no trouble seeing things close up. However, when an object is further away, it becomes blurry.

Another refractive error is farsightedness. It’s the opposite of nearsightedness – objects which are further away appear in focus. When an object is at close range, though, the person’s eyes can’t focus on it.

The third common refractive error is astigmatism. People who have astigmatism have trouble focusing on objects because their eyes don’t focus light evenly onto the retina. These people have corneas shaped like footballs instead of basketballs. Because some areas of their corneas are steeper than others, objects appear blurry or stretched out.

For people with poor eyesight who can’t afford eye exams or corrective lenses, life is challenging. If they’ve never been diagnosed with a vision problem, they might have gone through school with low grades because they couldn’t read all of the materials presented. Perhaps they have trouble finding or keeping a job. And operating a vehicle is dangerous, because they might not be able to read road signs or see hazards clearly.

Eye Exams and Glasses Can Change Lives

For people with poor eyesight who can’t afford glasses, the world has always looked blurry or distorted. They’ve never known anything else.

Undergoing an eye exam to determine why they can’t see properly and then receiving prescription lenses that meet their needs will change their lives. Patients will be able to see clearly. Operating a vehicle is no longer out of reach. Reading will become a simple, day-to-day task.

Glasses in a Day: Giving the Gift of Sight

Glasses in a Day is known for delivering high quality eyeglasses at an affordable cost in about 24 hours. However, we’re also known for our dedication to improving the vision of people in need. At Glasses in a Day, we believe sight is a right. That’s why we donate discounted and free eyeglasses to charities and non-profit organizations. The proper pair of corrective lenses prevents eye strain, blocks harmful ultraviolet rays, and improves blurred vision. Giving the gift of sight shouldn’t just happen during the holidays. Contact us today to partner with Glasses in a Day at

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Don’t Overpay for Glasses!

What did you pay for your last pair of eyeglasses – $500? Maybe even $600 or more? You probably grumbled about the cost, but thought, “Hey, this is what they cost. And I need them to see. So, what am I supposed to do?” You don’t have to say that anymore, though. Eyeglasses no longer have to be ridiculously expensive. Read on to learn more about how not to overpay for your next pair of eyeglasses.

Stop Shopping at Boutiques

What you pay for eyeglasses has a lot to do with where you shop for them. If you’re committed to your local optical retailer, then you’re almost guaranteed to shell out more.
Small optical retailers don’t have the bargaining power to buy frames at a discount. As a result, they can’t pass along those savings to their customers. Furthermore, many of them specialize in selling pricey designer frames. While designer frames are stylish, many people forget that they can easily find equally attractive eyeglasses elsewhere.
“Aren’t designer frames higher quality than non-designer frames?” you ask. Probably not. Many designer frames are made by companies that manufacture the exact same designs for mass retailers such as Walmart and LensCrafters. The only difference is that the cheaper frames don’t have a designer logo.
You should also bear in mind that when you buy eyeglasses at an optical boutique, part of what you’re paying is the overhead costs of running a business. Your purchase funds their rent, the employees’ salaries, utilities, equipment, and any other expenses that they incur. Ask yourself: is that really what I want to be paying for?

Beware of the Upsell

When you shop at a bricks-and-mortar retail location, you’re at the mercy of salespeople who are looking to earn a commission off of you. They will attempt to convince you to buy a more expensive product, or purchase add-ons to the product you’re planning on buying.
Eyeglasses are no different. The salesperson will present you with the option to purchase protective coatings for your lenses. He or she will tell you that without these coatings, your expensive pair of new glasses will become scratched and damaged quickly, making it difficult to see out of them.
Remember that specialty lenses, such as the hi-index and polycarbonate variety, automatically include scratch and UV protection. And some retailers include scratch protection in the price of their lenses.

Glasses in a Day: Affordable, High Quality Eyeglasses in 24 Hours

Do you want to stop overpaying for eyeglasses and receive an attractive, discounted pair within a day? Contact Glasses in a Day now. We purchase our frames directly from the manufacturer, so we’re able to pass the savings directly to you. These lenses are the same ones you can find in those fancy optical boutiques, only at a fraction of the price. Glasses in a Day also runs its own optical lab, so we assemble, package, and ship your glasses… in about 24 hours! If you’re ready to stop overpaying for eyeglasses, contact us at

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Are You Paying More for Women’s Glasses?

In 1995, a study published in California proved that women pay more for the same product than men. The phenomenon is known as gendered pricing. As a result of that study, California banned gender-discriminatory pricing. However, it’s alive and well in the rest of the US. Read on to learn more about how women pay more for everyday products, including eyeglasses, and what you can do about it.

The Cost of Being a Woman

In April 2015, the website The Daily Share posted a video about gendered pricing on items men and women use every day, such as razors and face cream. Reporters from The Daily Share revealed that women pay more for these items. The only item women paid the same price as men for was a shirt from American Apparel. However, the cost of dry cleaning that shirt was more expensive for women than for men.

Women also pay more for some services than men do. Take mortgages, for example. A 2011 study found that women pay more on average for mortgages than men do. Health insurance is another service for which companies charge women more. Some health insurance providers and employers make the argument that women use these services more than men do, so it makes more sense to charge them more money. That doesn’t explain why plans that cover a similar basket of services have such a high discrepancy in price, though. When you factor in the difference between men’s and women’s salaries, you have a situation in which women are paying more for things they need, such as eyeglasses.

What Can You Do to Change the Situation?

If you have health insurance, talk to your insurer about other plans that would meet your needs without paying too much. Not in a position to negotiate? Talk to your female coworkers. There might be enough of you to go to your boss and explain to him why the situation isn’t optimal.

Let’s say you don’t have health insurance. You don’t want to pay too much for glasses. How do you avoid paying the “pink tax” on an item you need every day? It pays to shop around. Nowadays, you can find some fantastic deals on eyeglasses online. Look for stores that charge the same price for men’s frames as they do for women’s frames. Not only are you paying a fair price, but you know you’re dealing with a retailer who’s taken a step for gender equality.

Glasses in a Day: Affordable, High Quality Eyeglasses for All

Are you looking for an attractive pair of eyeglasses that isn’t outrageously priced? Contact Glasses in a Day. We assemble, package and ship your eyeglasses in a day in our own state of the art optical laboratory. Our men’s and women’s frames are the same price. And they’re all within your budget! Glasses in a Day purchases our frames directly from manufacturers, which allows us to pass our savings on to you. Want to get your glasses in 24 hours? Contact us today at