Broken my reading glasses again.

@chrislotz (8203)
Canada
April 4, 2009 3:43pm CST
I got my eyes lasered back in September and now I have to wear reading glasses when I am on the computer or reading, of course. So I bought a bunch at the dollar store thinking I could wear all different colors and shapes and such, depending on what I am wearing. After about a week I broke three pairs and after a few months I broke about 20 pairs. So it still cost me about $20 for them so I went to shoppers drug mart and bought a good pair for $25. They only lasted me about a month and one of the arms broke off. I didn't have my receipt anymore but since it was a small town they exchanged them for me. I have only had this pair for a week and I notice the arms are both really loose and the nose bridge is loose. I know they will fall apart before the weekend is over and I don;t know if I should take them back again or not. Will the guy believe me that it isn't my fault that these ones are breaking too. I have worn glasses for over 40 years and have never had a pair break on me before so I don't think I am being reckless with them, they are just cheap, not like perscription glasses.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 09
Hi chris, it is so sorry to learn that you have purchased so many pairs of glasses after having the eyes laser therapy. Wow! It is really a great number to me to buy so many pairs of glasses within a few months. The first 20 pairs of glasses which followed the modern trend you bought with cheap prices from the dollar store didn’t last long still could accept. I wonder why the better quality pair with higher price is not durable as well. I am worried that you couldn’t read books or work on the computer again without any reading glasses. I hope the guy will believe you and will compensate you with a brand new pair of glasses when you visit him later on. Happy posting and good luck
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
Iwas going to go see if I could get them exchanged again, today, but didn't have time so I will go tomorrow, for sure, before they break into pieces. They are so loose right now I have to be careful. I can't work on the computer without them so I have to wear them.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
Yeah chris, it’ nice for you to see the saleperson earlier and get a new pair of reading glasses, so you won’t feel difficult in reading and computering. I believe the guy surely will trust you, for we could see the differences between the self releasing frames and the man made breaking. I hope that he won’t refuse to acknowledge the truth. I bought the reading glasses in the street stalls in my place. But it’s disappointed that I couldn’t read with them comfortably for I have different nearsighted eyes. The ones available in the stalls are not suit for me. I have to get them from the optical shop. The optician will check the eyesight of both eyes carefully before placing an order for the reading glasses. The glasses would arrive after a week time. Of course the price of this pair is comparative higher than the one purchasing from the street stall. Take care and happy posting.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
3 May 09
Hi chris, hopefully you have got another new pair of glasses replaced. If you could I hope you would purchase an extra pair of glasses so that you could use them if the previous pair couldn’t serve its purpose well anymore. With the stand by pair of glasses you then could keep on reading and doing your work on the computer. Thanks for awarding the best response and wish you all the best.
• Pamplona, Spain
3 May 12
Hiya chris, My eldest Son has bought those kind of Glasses too and they do not usually last him five minutes except for this last pair that were more expensive and he has been more careful as he never is usually careful with the glasses at all. He was leaving them in the most unbelievable places but never mind. Usually he wears contact lenses to go out in but he alternates the Glasses with the Contact Lenses as well. I feel they are quite flimsy for what he paid for they were not really cheap at all the ones that he bought before these but he did make them last for ages by putting the lens back inside the frame and taping the outside frame so as to hold the lens in. xxx
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
6 May 12
I used to wear contact lenses as well but after 20 years of that I developed dry eye and couldn't wear them anymore.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 May 12
Hiya chris, A lot of People I know did wear Contact Lenses and developed that problem as well. I thought that it was a shame really to have spent so much money on getting used to them and all that and have that problem crop up. Thing is they tried everything to wear them and gave up in the finish as well. For me I would not care very much for them as I prefer having ordinary Glasses. However I think my eldest is slowly giving them up as well as he finds it a bind to keep going with them and keeping them clean says takes up too much of his time.
• Canada
1 Oct 11
I am 28 years old and I just found out I need to wear glasses last year. I thought my sight wasn't so good lately, at the time, and so when I went to Chicago last year for 6 weeks to visit a friend, I went to the eye doctor there as it is a lot cheaper than in Canada. I found out I need glasses to see far away so I bought a pair and then got a second pair, sunglasses, for free. So it only cost me $79 for two pairs of glasses and the eye exam. Back home in Canada it would have cost me at least $400 for the same thing, if not more. It costs more than the $79 just for the exam, it is $85 here. And to find a pair of glasses for under $300 would be incredible, never mind two pairs. I don't need to wear glasses for seeing up close so I pretty much only need to wear them when I am driving or watching TV. I guess I am lucky for that much. Happy mylotting my new friend, littlemissy signing off now
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
I think it would be a good idea for you to plan a trip to the states every couple years just to save that kind of money on getting glasses. I wish I knew about that as I wore glasses for a lot of years, about 40 years.
• Canada
9 Nov 11
Since you only need them for reading you might want to just try the dollar store ones as they work pretty good and then it wouldn't matter if they broke because they were so cheap. Also you could buy lots of them and put them all over so you can find them when you need them. lol
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
22 Feb 12
That is so true that they are not made like Prescription glasses. For me, I think the best deal is to buy them at like a Dollar store, or find somewhere like WalMart that tends to sell them cheap. I have had some of mine break really fast myself and it is not fun. But since I had Cataract surgery, I only need to wear mine when I am reading small print like on my phone, or somewhere else. Otherwise I can read most things quite well.
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• India
19 Oct 11
Well this discussion is 3 years old now, i really would like to know do you still nedd reading glasses? the techniques have improved a lot and you can get a lens fitted i guess.. it is always best to buy standard products that last long.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Hi chris, wow...that's a lot of glasses! My hubby purchased his reading glass at dollar family and it is still working great, it's less than a year though and he is not wearing it often, only when he needs it very badly! I am sure the sales person will believed in your complain..I hope you will be able to get a good one at the same time affordable too, the one that will last longer!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
2 May 09
Since I posted this I broke another pair and took them back and got another free pair for exchange. So far these ones seem okay but then it is only three weeks since I exchanged them so who knows. They weren't that cheap, as they are Foster Grants.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Mar 10
Have you tried to buy your glasses online? There is a site zenni opthicals, i don't know the url by heart but you can always do a search for this site. Glasses and spectacles are at affordable price without damaging your pocket.