The term affordable eyecare refers to a group of prescription eyewears that is typically cheaper than eyeglass or other forms of eyewashing.
Some eyewares cost as little as $50 or as much as $150.
But there are also products that cost more.
A 2015 survey from the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that many consumers who use prescription eyeguards to get good prescription coverage are using them too much and often overuse them.
A 2017 study from the National Consumer Law Center found that in some instances, the cost of prescription glasses can be up to 50 percent higher than what is typically required to cover a prescription.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidelines that required insurers to make clear to patients that the cost per eyegear can vary depending on the prescription.
Some of these products include: Lashes that can be used to close gaps or widen a pupil to make the wearer’s vision more open.
This type of product is typically less expensive than a prescription lens but still has its own set of risks, including eye damage and infections.