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Buy Glasses Online with Insurance

Glasses Insurance: A Country-by-Country Breakdown

In the UK, you're entitled to an NHS optical voucher for help towards the cost of your glasses or contact lenses if you:

  • are under 16.

  • are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education.

  • are a prisoner on leave from prison.

  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – an optician can advise you about your entitlement.


You're also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

  • Income Support.

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria.

If you're entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate (if you do not have a certificate, you can show your award notice), you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both), and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less.

  • a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2).


People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses.


Best Place to Buy Glasses Without Insurance

Have you ever found yourself squinting through old lenses because you don’t have vision insurance? A low-cost eye exam and discount glasses can bring your world back into focus without breaking the bank. With just a little legwork, you can get affordable, stylish glasses - even if you don’t have vision insurance. 

Here’s how: Get a low-cost eye exam (because you’ll need a prescription) and be sure to ask for your pupillary distance. If you’ve recently had an eye exam but don’t know your prescription and want to get your hands on some glasses, try our groundbreaking lens scanner app. Then, you’re all set for buying affordable glasses online!

The best place to locate some cheap prescription glasses is SmartBuyGlasses. With a huge range of stock from designer frames to value collections, there’s really no better place to find what you love. 


At SmartBuyGlasses, we offer thousands of frame options with prescription lenses. Our range includes:


How to Get Glasses Without Insurance

If you don’t have glasses insurance, there’s one place to find your favorite look from thousands of low-cost, high-quality glasses: SmartBuyGlasses. With huge ranges of glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, as well as customer protections like FREE shipping, 100 day returns, 2-year warranties on all eyewear and our best price guarantee, we’re dedicated to providing a streamlined optical service for you.


How Much Are Glasses Without Insurance?

In the USA, a pair of glasses without insurance can average out at over $300! Luckily, our range at SmartBuyGlasses doesn’t come anywhere near this, unless you want glasses from the elite fashion houses. Our cheapest glasses start at £6, and our best-sellers typically retail from around £50-£150.

If you’ve found this guide interesting, check out our eye health guides in our Optical Center. For more specific information and FAQs, browse our customer questions on Ask the Optician.

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