I got my first pair of glasses when I was in tenth grade. I have slight near sightedness and I am supposed to wear them for driving, watching TV, movie theaters, sporting events, etc. I have gone through several pairs of glasses over the years but my prescription never really changed much. Then I went ahead and had four kids and apparently something changed. Two years I went to a local, chain to have an eye exam and get a new pair of glasses. They lured me in with a coupon for $99 frames. During my exam I learned that my eyes had changed and I now have an astigmatism. The doctor told me that this can happen during pregnancy and sometimes it reveres and sometimes it doesn't.
So I went back out to pick out my new frames. Like I said I had a coupon plus my insurance was covering $100 so I wasn't expecting my out of pocket cost to be too bad. Well I was wrong. I sit down to pay and even after the coupon and insurance I still had to pay $380 for my frames and lenses. Little did I know that lenses for astigmatism cost more. After that day I vowed never again to set foot in there or really any other eyeglass store again. There are so many alternative options these days like buying glasses online.
|Wearing Jones New York J458|
This is definitely the route I am going when ordering my next pair of eyeglasses. It is fast, easy and even a little bit fun. Plus there is no way I am going to be bamboozled by a local store again.
Have you ordered eyeglasses online before? How was your experience?