Some tips that seniors can use to save money on eyeglasses include buying online, looking for insurance and shopping and comparing, notes the Huffington Post. The average cost of new prescription glasses is $200, as of 2015, which can be costly to pay in full out of pocket.
Considering a standalone vision insurance policy helps to cut the overall cost by 20 to 60 percent at participating sellers, notes the Huffington Post. Shopping and comparing from different retailers and eye doctor offices helps to save. Buying glasses online offer shoppers discounts and coupons that can help reduce the overall cost. There are also some charitable organizations and clinics that offer eye examinations and eyeglasses at a discount.