At GUNNAR we definitely encourage everyone to go get an eye exam at least once a year. Typically an optometrist will do your yearly screening. If there are advanced medical problems, they will refer you to an ophthalmologist. Feel free to ask about GUNNARs when you go. Most docs know about us and speak very favorably even though they’d rather sell you an expensive pair of custom prescription lenses.
GUNNARs are eligible for HSA and FSA reimbursement (even these sold on Woot!). Likewise, most vision plans cover GUNNAR, but you need to submit an out of network form to get them covered if you buy them from the web. If you go to your eye doctor, they will look up your insurance reimbursement and most likely do the submission for you.
PS GUNNAR does custom Rx as well…just not for 39 bucks on Woot!