As I type, my nephew is hacking right next to me. It’s just that time of year—cough syrup, saline, tissues, medical bills. And, it all adds up to big bucks. There are several ways to lower your medical expenses, though. From using coupons on over the counter medications to finding ways to save on prescriptions, I work hard to keep even the unexpected expenses within our budget.
One of my biggest expenses is our middle daughter’s eyeglasses. She is currently visiting the eye doctor twice each year, often needing new lenses every time. The first time she got glasses, I spent almost $200 letting her pick out whatever would make her happy. When she broke them just a few months later, I learned my lesson big time! Now, I check out Costco eyeglasses or fill her eyeglasses prescription online! We get a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses—frame AND lenses—for $39! I’ve seen cheaper sites but none that carry kids frames for this price. At $39, we buy her a backup pair & sunglasses each time her prescription changes. It makes her happy, keeps glasses on my rough & tumble girl and saves a bundle of money! (Right now, I can even save $12 off any purchase from 39DollarGlasses.com by using code Twitter—just in time to get new sunglasses for spring.)
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