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How can I save money on glasses and contact lenses?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Disposable contact lenses can run up to $300 a year when you buy them at your doctor's office, a major expense, especially since oftentimes they get lost or tear easily. But discount club stores sell eyewear and prescription contact lenses in bulk, allowing you to save up to $150 a year. Just be sure you know your 3 O's before purchasing eyewear:
  • Optician: Fits for glasses
  • Optometrist: For basic eye exams and prescriptions
  • Ophthalmologist: For complicated medical conditions like glaucoma

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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