PROMOTIONS



DOWNTOWN FREDERICK FIRST SATURDAYS 

 Downtown Frederick has new seasonal themed 1st Saturday events/promotions.


The seasonal themes are:
Spring ~ Hidden Spaces/Cool Places: Downtown Revealed
Summer ~ I Art Downtown
Fall ~ Get It Downtown
Winter ~ Light Up the Night

The big, featured monthly themes are as follows:
January ~ "After-Glow"
February ~   "Fire in Ice"* 
(We celebrate Fire!)
May ~  MayFest

October ~Spirits of the Season

November ~ Holiday Open House...
~ Thanksgiving Weekend: Frosty Friday, Small Business Saturday

December*  Holiday Nights
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*The 1st Saturday in February is downtown Frederick's exciting "Fire-In-Ice" celebration. 
Many business have lit ice sculptures in front of their stores,
Because we like to be different,
VISIONS  celebrates "FIRE" with a fire-feature!

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DISCOUNTS

As a rule, VISIONS does not discount frames/lenses, except for specific promotions.
However,
VISIONS does always offer a 10% discount on frames for multiple-pair purchases,
which can be for one person or a friends/family group, 
But,
The second frame must be purchased by the time the first pair is completed and picked-up.
And,
There can also be a 10% discount on a second pair or Rx lenses, when the second pair is 
the same Rx as the first pair AND is ordered withing 60 days of the first pair.

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INSURANCE :

VISIONS is not and cannot be a direct vision plan provider.
HOWEVER,
​VISIONS is now offering up to a 20% discount 
to holders of traditional vision insurance plans.
(Upon Request and with proof of active insurance.).
HOWEVER,
This "insurance discount" CANNOT be combined with other  promotions/discounts.
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"Color MFrederick !"

Each month VISIONS features a Color-of-the-Month by offering a 10% discount on frames in these colors~

Jan.- Clear/Black&White  `    Feb.- Red/Pink  ~     Mar.- Green ~
Apr.- Yellow/Gold   ~    May- Purple/Plum   ~   June-White/Silver ~
 ~ JulyRed/W/Blue   ~  Aug.- Blue/Turquoise  ~    Sept- Copper/Orange/Rust ~
 ~ Oct.- Black (Pink)   ~  Nov.- Brown/Grey/Tortoise  ~   Dec.- Red/Green  ~


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2021

These are VISIONS' other special promotions ~~

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APRIL:

It's our 22nd Anniversary !!

VISIONS / Visionary Opticians first opened on April 1, 1999 
Throughout April
Our "Thank You" gift to our customers will be
 22% OFF 
All In-Stock Rx  Frames
(except Zenka)
~ Come Celebrate with us and $ave !

(P.S. Due to our impending retirement (see below),
April or May will be the LAST MONTH THAT WE WILL BE TAKING LENS ORDERS, and all lens orders must be paid in full at the time of order.
(Not to Worry: We will ensure lens warranties are honored)

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 MAY/JUNE:

We Are Retiring ! ~
May or June will be our last month !
There will be deep discounts on many frame collections
(25% - 50%).
Lens Orders will end in April or May. (TBD)

(It is as yet unclear whether VISIONS will re-open
with a new owner.
If so, it is likely that we will still be involved 
on an occasional "by appt."  basis.
-- We will let you know as soon as we know.--

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General FYI:


 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
 Health Savings Accounts(HSA)

More and more vision plans are becoming 
more and more restrictive 
regarding the products and services they will cover.
In some cases, most notably EYEMED and VSP,
 there is a direct corporate relationship
 between the vision plan and specific frame companies,
 lens companies and optical retailers.
Also, VSP requires that the dispensary (frame/lens section)
be owned at least 51% by the doctor.

If you want more flexibility/control in 
your health/vision care decisions,
AND
the bonus of a tax benefit,
you may want to look into 
whether your employer offers access to either 
Flexible Spending Accounts 
OR 
Health Savings Accounts
(which are attached to some high-deductible general health care plans).

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds are for one year only - 
"Use it or Lose it".

 Health Savings Account (HSA) dollars
can generally be rolled over from year to year.
Both plans have the added benefit of having your 
self-determined plan funds deducted from your paycheck 
BEFORE withholding taxes are calculated 
(i.e., a tax savings).

NOTE:
Open enrollment for these plans is generally
in the third month before the end of the fiscal/financial year.
In the commercial business world, that means OCTOBER 
For teachers and Gov't. workers
 it may be in April or May.

See your Human Resources / Personel Dept.
for availability / details.

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