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March 12, 2018 7:30pm CST
So, as soon as we could this morning we headed out to see about an eyeglass repair. Since we pass Wal Mart coming in to town I decided to try their optical department. Ooops, not open until 9. So, off to my optometrist office. Optician says she will try. A few minutes later she came to me with bad news. Her super glue would not hold, and my frame was discontinued, so she had none like it, and could not order it. I knew what that meant. Time to fork over money for new glasses. But wait!!! I was supposed to see the eye doctor next month, but there was a cancellation. At the price of new glasses I wanted to know I was getting an up to date prescription.There was a cancellation, I could see the eye doctor at 9:40. Back to Wal Mart on the off chance they could fit my lenses. Technician just opening up, says she will look, would I leave the broken ones? Of course, I could not use them so I may as well. I did pick up some readers for $10 that helped with my distance vision. Back to see the eye doctor while Becky at Wal Mart searched. Eye doctor said the readers were a good choice. He gave me a good exam. My eyes have not significantly changed. My prescription was updated, and I ordered eye glasses, to the tune of over $600 and they will not be in before we go on vacation. Paid $130 for the exam. Back to Wal Mart. Becky at Wal Mart had worked her magic. She found some discontinued frames that would hold my lenses. Cost was $9.00. They are not perfect. The frames are good, but I feel the lenses might eventually pop out. So now, when the new ones come in, I will retire these to the jewelry box for safe keeping, in case this ever happens again.
11 people like this
• United States
I hate having to get new prescriptions for lenses, they are so expensive anymore. Good thing the girl at Walmart was able to help you out. I have given up on optometrists as I have never been able to get the correct lenses, now I just deal with readers.
• United States
I think I do actually. I need to find the card. The cheap version of my glasses came to $609 and then tax. When I have had vision insurance before it never did much good. The real kicker is that Medicare may pay for the exam, but not for the glasses.
• St. Catharines, Ontario
I need new glasses, too. The lenses are starting to get scratched. I actually got new glasses a couple years ago, but I just couldn't focus close up, even though they were supposed to be progressive, so I went back to the previous ones.