Single lenses are free with frame purchase. No-line bifocal lenses are an additional charge (usually around $80). As for other lens options, basic tinted lenses start at about $40, polarized ones start at about $50, and transition lenses start at about $65. There are also various coatings available.
How much do optical lenses cost?
The average cost of glasses without insurance is $242, according to statistics from VSP. Thats for frames only. For basic, single lenses, its $113. That means the total will run you on average about $351 for a complete pair of glasses if you dont have vision insurance.
Are lenses for glasses expensive?
The frames are almost always going to be the most expensive part of buying glasses, so cutting down on how often you buy them will be the most cost-effective part of the process. Lenses are not as expensive as buying the pair of glasses in full, making it far more affordable to do it this way.