Last time I bought glasses, I had to pay cash for everything, which wasn't so bad since I was making $80/hr (if only every summer I made that kinda scratch!), and the grand total was somethin close to a full grand. Now that I have vision insurance, it's less than two hundred.
Of course all the non-blind people who need glasses manage to get them for completely free. I have to pay extra unless I want to wear coke bottles.