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Gave 'em what for down at the apt office. Dunno how much good it will do, but something needed to be said.

Got an apppointment for an eye exam in about 1/2 an hour. New glasses and all. Using the insurance I signed up for when I left The Big Clam.

Kind of excited.

Of course this will depend on the actual savings... Last time I got glasses 2 (pairs), I had to give them an arm and a leg. But I didn't have insurance either.

Think I'll try transitions this time. Policy says they are covered.


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Nov. 8th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Sean has transitions. He likes them but there is a drawback: because they're responsive to UV rays, anything that comes between you and the sun -- like a car windshield -- will cause them not to darken appropriately.

Hope the apartment thing goes well!! :)
Nov. 8th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
I am off to make an appointment for new glasses (I too am excited because mine broke while we were on the road, so have been using over the counter ones for the last couple of monthsza)Transitions are good!
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Zenni Optical is your friend.
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
not with my insurance. unless i need another pair
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Will your insurance pay the whole first pair of glasses?
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Nope. Well they would. But I need/want progressive bifocals. Polycarbonate lenses (otherwise they'd weigh about 5lbs. LOL!) and protective coatings are all on me. discounted but still on me. And surprise! The pay for transitions lenses!

Ended up paying about $175.00. Much better than the 700.00 (for 2 pair) I paid a couple of years ago. With no insurance.

My premiums are ten bucks a month. I signed up in July when I got laid off. I think I scored for this year.
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
Seriously, check out the same type of glasses on
They have progressive and all the usual bells and whistles and it's a LOT less.
I've been ordering from them for several years now, and so has my husband and numerous other people, and we are THRILLED. They will undercut the optomitrist by so much it isn't funny. Even with insurance (which I have) you'll do better at Zenni.
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
Great... Bust my bubble. LOL!

I'll check 'em out, but how the hell do they do the fit thing?
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
The website walks you through it. Each pair of glasses has measurements in centimeters which you can compare to a pair of glasses you already have. They explain how to determine the midway point in your lenses (that isn't what they call it; I've forgotten the real name), which some prescriptions already have written on them. Each pair also has a diagram showing small-medium-large.

As for that stuff the optical assistant does, you can do that at home with a heat source and a mirror, or take them to Lenscrafters and say, "These seem to be all out of whack. Do they look to you like they're fitting funny?" and Lenscrafters will do the same thing for free.
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Been looking them over. too tired at the moment. Certainly something to consider.
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Do not attempt to order anything when tired. Or drunk. I have some hot pink lenses to prove the last point.
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Geez, I hope they listened to you. That lady was getting way out of hand.

I hope your glasses don't cost you an arm and a leg this time. I opted for tinted long-distance glasses, which works well when driving into the sun. I'm glad I asked for them.
Nov. 9th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Vision coverage ROCKS. It ain't free, but it sure helps.
Nov. 9th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hope the complaint will do some good!
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