Eyeglasses can be very expensive, especially the lenses themselves. Those who find that they may need to replace them will often be shell shocked by the sticker price. However, there are ways to pay less for replacement prescription lenses for glasses. There are many vendors who specialize in providing replacement lenses. This can include but is not limited to the practice who prescribed the lenses, online vendors and other popular retailers. Shopping around can help obtain the best deal. Another important consideration when trying to save money on replacement lenses is whether or not insurance will cover the cost. Many insurance companies may offer some type of insurance that will cover a portion of the entire cost of the lenses within a specified time period. Although all these things can help save on the cost, ordering direct may often be the cheapest and most convenient.