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Old 05-15-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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UPDATE I am the OP. So I suffered with my new eyeglasses for a couple of weeks, as I was on vacation. I brought my glasses back, so they could be checked. A lot of mumbo jumbo, and they are giving me a new script. Next time I need new glasses, you can bet I will not be going back there.
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Old Yesterday, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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UPDATE I am the OP. So I suffered with my new eyeglasses for a couple of weeks, as I was on vacation. I brought my glasses back, so they could be checked. A lot of mumbo jumbo, and they are giving me a new script. Next time I need new glasses, you can bet I will not be going back there.
Thanks for the update. It's always nice when an OP comes back to let everyone know what happened to their situation.
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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wow I can sure relate to most of this . I had an eye exam a couple of days ago and I could not find any frames I liked so I passed and thought I would go elsewhere for frames so I just asked for my script . Well when I went to the other place I found out that the insurance has me locked in to this high end place where I went for my eye exam . I am beyond peeved because I tried to explain that I did not like any of their frames and the rep from the insurance company was very rude and said basically oh well too bad . I have decided I don't need glasses bad enough to put up with socialist crap like locking someone into a certain place that you don't care for . So come next year I will be looking for another vision insurance that I will pay for myself . This is why your employer should not be in your health care business or the government for that matter but that is another issue .
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
 
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wow I can sure relate to most of this . I had an eye exam a couple of days ago and I could not find any frames I liked so I passed and thought I would go elsewhere for frames so I just asked for my script . Well when I went to the other place I found out that the insurance has me locked in to this high end place where I went for my eye exam . I am beyond peeved because I tried to explain that I did not like any of their frames and the rep from the insurance company was very rude and said basically oh well too bad . I have decided I don't need glasses bad enough to put up with socialist crap like locking someone into a certain place that you don't care for . So come next year I will be looking for another vision insurance that I will pay for myself . This is why your employer should not be in your health care business or the government for that matter but that is another issue .
Phonelady, there are still good options without insurance. I would recommend a warehouse like Costco (the selection is small but the prices are good and well worth a membership) and Warby Parker also has some brick and mortar locations that are much cheaper than the more expensive optician places. I believe even Target has deals if you donít want to use insurance. I have the same issue with my eye insurance- the options I have to use are much more expensive within the eye doctor even WITH the eye doctor, while the options I can get without insurance were cheaper. At my old job, I was able to use my insurance at Target and paid around $70. This year I went to Costco and paid out of pocket about $200 for something comparable. I need progressives this year, so I am going to have to do some serious shopping around- my last pair WITH insurance was over $500. I know I have talked to Warby Parker and they have options for less than that.
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Phonelady, there are still good options without insurance. I would recommend a warehouse like Costco (the selection is small but the prices are good and well worth a membership) and Warby Parker also has some brick and mortar locations that are much cheaper than the more expensive optician places. I believe even Target has deals if you donít want to use insurance. I have the same issue with my eye insurance- the options I have to use are much more expensive within the eye doctor even WITH the eye doctor, while the options I can get without insurance were cheaper. At my old job, I was able to use my insurance at Target and paid around $70. This year I went to Costco and paid out of pocket about $200 for something comparable. I need progressives this year, so I am going to have to do some serious shopping around- my last pair WITH insurance was over $500. I know I have talked to Warby Parker and they have options for less than that.


no I don't want to join Costco it is not worth it with just the two of us at home . I just looked at a member and the average price of eyeglasses , Nope aint going there .
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Old Today, 06:17 AM
 
Location: PVB
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wow I can sure relate to most of this . I had an eye exam a couple of days ago and I could not find any frames I liked so I passed and thought I would go elsewhere for frames so I just asked for my script . Well when I went to the other place I found out that the insurance has me locked in to this high end place where I went for my eye exam . I am beyond peeved because I tried to explain that I did not like any of their frames and the rep from the insurance company was very rude and said basically oh well too bad . I have decided I don't need glasses bad enough to put up with socialist crap like locking someone into a certain place that you don't care for . So come next year I will be looking for another vision insurance that I will pay for myself . This is why your employer should not be in your health care business or the government for that matter but that is another issue .
Could you share your insurance plan with us. I am very familiar with all the plans and maybe I could offer some advice.
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Old Today, 09:43 AM
 
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no I don't want to join Costco it is not worth it with just the two of us at home . I just looked at a member and the average price of eyeglasses , Nope aint going there .
There are several online sites to order glasses from if you have your prescription on hand. I use my insurance for my first set of glasses every 2 years.



I use Zenni Optical for additional pairs. I have a relatively straight forward issue (very mild astigmatism). I don't do transition lenses or scratch resistance, etc. I bought 3 pairs of frames for $6.95 each and another $15 per pair for the prescription lenses. My mom who is low vision buys her glasses from them as well and saves hundreds of dollars per pair.
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Old Today, 08:17 PM
 
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Yes! I am having a very similar problem. In fact, I started a thread on it here a few weeks ago. I got new lenses in spare frames which which were exactly the same as my current frames. I tried on my new pair and could tell they were worse. Like you, I was told to wait a while (a week) to let my eyes adjust. I did that and, although the new pair was definitely better (my eyes had adjusted some), it was still not better than my old pair. Very disappointing and frustrating, particularly since I paid $680 for the new lenses. (I have a very, very strong prescription.)
One time I had new glasses ordered and they were supposed to be the exact same!! (No filtering,glass,etc)

When I put them on my eyes felt strange,they said the same as they said to you.... (Well I dont think your eyes should need to adjust IF ITS THE SAME TYPE!!)

A few days later I went back and they scanned my lenses and they had UV FILTERING!!!!! (Which bothers my eyes (Any type of filtering))

I always ask for CLEAR GLASS as its what I have always had and man do they put up a stink about it now,they try to talk you into getting plastic instead... (I have had that happen several times since 2000 or so) I dont like plastic,to me its not as good for my eyes and I want the best as I have always had.....

I hope you get things cleared up Jill and I hope everyone else having issues does also!!! (Looks like you did marcandme )
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