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Old 08-03-2019, 08:50 AM
 
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Somebody also recommended Costco for auto repair services. Do they offer services for a lot of things?
Costco sells & installs tires. They also sell automobile, motorcycle & golf cart batteries (and maybe windshield wipers). They don't do actual automotive repairs.

What Costco DOES have is a referral service for automobile repairs. I believe the referral gets you 15% off the bill, but the work is not done at Costco.

Regarding other services - again, they are referrals, many times with a price discount:

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Old 08-03-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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Go to an ophthalmologist and get an exam and prescription. Then go to www.zennioptical.com have been a customer for 13 years, and they have made over 10 million pairs of glasses. Learn about temple length, nose bridge, and fram size, and it can work very well. I pay about 13 bucks for tinted, prescription sun glasses. You can also upload a photo and virtually try them on.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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not free but Vision Source and Pearl Vision are open on the weekend. Groupon and Valpak usually offer discount Vision and dental exams. and, as the poster above noted you can find a discount exam and then find many online sources to order glasses cheaply.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:42 PM
 
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Another thing to do is ask questions and direct them to make the glasses like you want them. Always get the specifications of the glasses you order.

Keep them for future reference. One measurement that doesn’t change is pupil distance which is the distance between your left and right pupil. One distance that does change is segment height. This is the height of the bifocal or progressive lense before the regular lense starts. This height can vary if you have glasses that are taller or shorter. What they don’t tell you is that if you don’t say anything the segment height is chosen by the computer. If it makes the segment height not tall enough you will have little room to adjust focus when reading.

If you buy glasses that are similar in size to your old ones that you like request that segment height. On the other hand, if you have a hard time focusing with your old progressive lense when reading or looking close up you might need a taller segment height. By having these numbers you can also buy name brand lenses at a fraction of the cost at reputable online authorized eyeglass lense dealers.

Also just because a lense is the latest model doesn’t mean it is best for you. I could not get used to top of the line Varilux lenses. I found out Varilux puts the progressive on the outside of the lenses whereas Essilor Ovation a cheaper lense have the progressive on the inside of the lense. This made all the difference for me in seeing very very small print.

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Old 08-04-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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LensCrafters is probably the best bet. There's also a place at Crystals (Ilori, I think) that takes insurance and does good work.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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Ended up going to LensCrafters at Galleria Mall in Henderson. They were open and accepted walk-ins. Exam was not free but my insurance covered it and the frames. Got me a nice pair of eyeglasses, but have to wait until the glasses are made and are ready to be picked up/shipped.

Was impressed. They weren't salesy. They told me all the options I had and let me choose what kind of frames and lenses I wanted based on the prescription they gave me and what my insurance covered. Doctor was nice as well. They were very focused on making sure the glasses were best fit for me, which I liked.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Go to an ophthalmologist and get an exam and prescription. Then go to www.zennioptical.com have been a customer for 13 years, and they have made over 10 million pairs of glasses. Learn about temple length, nose bridge, and fram size, and it can work very well. I pay about 13 bucks for tinted, prescription sun glasses. You can also upload a photo and virtually try them on.
Where do you get the PD measurement? The optician at Sams Club wouldn't measure it.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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Search groupon! You can buy a coupon that will get you the exam and 1 pair of glasses for about $60. Get your written prescription including your pupillary distance. Then I went online and bought 2 pairs of sunglasses plus another pair of regular glasses for another $60.
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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I found the same at Costco Summerlin. Their Michelins were sold out by the time I was able to purchase them with a rebate. But Discount Tires matched their price. Happy with both Costco and Discount Tires (sorry, I was reading about eyeglasses!).
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks for all this input! I've been needing progressives for a long time but fear the transition with driving, stairs etc. Yes, LensCrafters has $50.00 eye exams and 30-40% off glasses for AARP members. This may bring them down to to Costco price level but I haven't checked. Since I am always taking my near sighted glasses on and off, they are quite a mess!!!
I have also watched many videos on ZenniOptical (online). They do tell you it's better to get that pupillary distance from an optician but that you can measure it yourself.
I would like to try them but I am thinking that it might be better to go to a lenscrafters or Costco for the first pair of progressives.
Did anyone try transitions? Lots of people have them, are they dark enough for the Las Vegas sun?
Thanks.
Thanks for your advice, Packrat1.
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