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Old 11-03-2007, 12:18 AM   #11
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Prices have dropped since then
Go with 1-800-contacts haven't used then but heard nothing bad about them.

Question though doesn't canadian healthcare cover it?
Not vision care or dental care. Unless your employer or private insurance covers a percentage.

Frank, Ang opted for the non disposable as well, as her insurance through her college covers $70 dollar a year (the non disposable cost $105).
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Question though doesn't canadian healthcare cover it?
Everyone has Ontario Health Insurance Plan, but that doesn't include eye glasses, only the appointment to the optometrist (sp) to get your prescription and have your eyes checked.
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Question though doesn't canadian healthcare cover it?
Everyone has Ontario Health Insurance Plan, but that doesn't include eye glasses, only the appointment to the optometrist (sp) to get your prescription and have your eyes checked.
Not even that anymore, its $50 or $60 bux for an eye exam with an optometrist unless you are 19 or under, then OHIP will cover it.
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yep... this year was my last year of OHIP covered eye exams. I totally milked that one!

Something about the shape and curvature of my eye... makes inserting contacts really difficult, I've ditched the idea altogether :(
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I was told we have a free examination every 2 years......or so I thought.
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I was told we have a free examination every 2 years......or so I thought.
Not anymore, perhaps your specific eye doctor is saying that, but for the last 3 years now, I've had to pay for my eye exams.
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I wear contacts by CooperVision, called cv/encore premium or something like that. I've heard good stuff about Acuvue lenses but I like paying the $140/year for mine, and that'* WITHOUT using insurance. I'll need better vision coverage if I were to get Acuvue. Are they really that much better (have never looked more into them)?
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I wear Acuvue. I have nfc what I pay though, because they're covered (either those or new glasses every year).

There are several different types (labels) of Acuvue. I personally use Acuvue 2

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1-Day Acuvue 30 pack
1-Day Acuvue Moist 30 Pack
Acuvue
Acuvue 2
Acuvue 2 Colours
Acuvue Advance
Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism
Acuvue Bifocals
Acuvue Oasys
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Mine go for 120 a box. My insurance pays for 2 boxes for each eye (different prescrips), so I guess that'* about $420 a year.
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Thanks for your help everyone. Frank gave me all the details and I checked out the website. I still have a couple months supply left but I'm going to wait until my next optometrist appointment before ordering new ones since my prescription may have changed. thanks again everyone.

And by the way, JimW....you're very astute. Obviously Frank doesn't pay the bills around here and doesn't appreciate all the money I'm saving him! He just knows there always seems to be money available for his unending list of auto parts needed!

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Cathy do you hire your money management service out?
I sure could use a setup like that too! LOL
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