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Prescription glasses covered as medical expense

I purchased glasses from lens crafters for eye correction in December 2013. Can I deduct this as medical if I just have the customer receipt even though these are prescription glasses?

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Prescription glasses covered as medical expense

You can claim any amount of prescription eyeglasses for the cost which is not covered by either a public or private healthcare plan, ie the amount by which you are personally out of pocket for the cost.

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Prescription glasses covered as medical expense

You can claim any amount of prescription eyeglasses for the cost which is not covered by either a public or private healthcare plan, ie the amount by which you are personally out of pocket for the cost.

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Prescription glasses covered as medical expense

Correct, however TurboTax does not retain information entered as "glasses" or "eyeglasses", only as "lenses". Why??
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Prescription glasses covered as medical expense

Presumably because the vision expense could be for glasses, contacts or by corrective surgery.  CRA doesn't care, as all are eligible medical expenses.
Regardless, you need receipts, and can claim only Unreimbursed amount.
Say I pay $900 for new glasses, and get $400 back from our health plan, then I will claim the outstanding $500 as part of medical expense credit.