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How Much Does Neurolens Cost?

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On average, a pair of neurolens eyeglasses costs about $850.

Neurolens is an innovative technology that uses a contoured prism to ease digital eye strain and trigeminal dysphoria, caused by a misalignment of your eyes. It is the only lens to do this.

Neurolens uses a specialized measuring diagnostic, which can drive up the cost. The price can vary depending on your specific prescription and frame choices.

Insurance does not cover neurolens directly, but you can often use your frame allowance to cover some of the cost.

A discount vision plan, a health savings account (HSA) or other health care spending account, and financing options can also help you to offset the cost of neurolens.

Headaches, eye strain and irritation, and neck and shoulder tension can significantly impact your daily life. Neurolenses may be more expensive, but the price is often worth the results.

Factors Influencing Cost

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Neurolens can cost about $650 for a pair of single vision lenses and $850 for a pair of progressive lenses. It costs an additional $100 for transitions.

The frames add to this cost as well, bringing neurolens glasses up to near $1,000 for progressive lenses and $850 for single vision lenses, on average.

There are many factors that can play into how much your specific glasses are going to cost, such as:

  • Your provider and distributor.
  • The type of frames you choose.
  • Any add-ons, such as anti-glare, UV protection, scratch resistance, and transitions.
  • Prescription requirements.

The neurolens measuring device is an innovative system that measures your eye’s alignment and how well they work together at various distances. This is a highly specialized tool that your eye doctor pays extra to have and use. This can increase the cost to you.

Not all providers have access to neurolens technology, so be sure to ask before setting up an appointment.

Neurolens & Insurance

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Neurolens are not discounted, as they are often classified as a medical solution and not an optical one. They are also not covered by insurance.

Medical or vision insurance often covers routine eye exams and basic prescription lenses, but neither typically covers the specialized neurolens measuring diagnostic exam or these customized lenses.

However, you can use your frame allowance from your vision or health insurance to help cover the frames that your neurolenses will sit in. The frame allowance is generally a set amount per year, and you can use all of this toward the cost of your frames. If you choose designer frames or go above your frame allowance funds, you will be responsible for paying the remaining cost out of pocket.

Paying for Neurolens

Even though insurance does not provide coverage for neurolenses, you can still use an associated FSA (flex spending account) or HSA (health savings account) to help pay for them.

These health care spending accounts allow you to put money in them before taxes, and your employer may contribute as well. You can then either use these funds directly to pay for medical or health care needs, or you can be reimbursed later.

Eye care professionals and providers, as well as distributors, often offer financing options to help you offset the cost of vision expenses. This can include financing toward your neurolenses. They may be able to set you up with a monthly payment plan.

You can pay your provider with a credit card as well. While you’ll have to pay any credit card interest amounts if you carry over the balance, it does give you an option to buy now and pay in full later.

Neurolens is also partnered with Affirm, which offers patient-based financing. They can provide you with credit to use toward neurolenses without charging you interest. This partnership does not cost your eye care provider extra either.

Talk to your eye care professional to find out more information about neurolenses, the specific cost you can expect to pay, and what financing options are available for you.

References

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  4. Using a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Healthcare.gov.
  5. Health Savings Account (HSA). Healthcare.gov.
  6. This Week in Optometry News. (September 2019). Optometry Times.

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