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Old 10-18-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Agree, Costco with progressives wasn't as good as the private doctor and services we now use. He recently got scooped up by Eye Doctor. Other than name quality has still been the same.
The progressives they had at Costco 5 or 6 years ago weren't that great but the new ones are digital and they are excellent. My last pair of glasses were from Kaiser and cost me $400 with their discount ugh, they had zeiss digital progressive lenses but these Costco lenses are better.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Has anybody tried "Readers.com" for their eyeglasses ?

I went to our local Jackson Davenport optician, and had the most thorough eye exam I've ever had.....the Doc was unhurried and took plenty of time. You know the step where they flip back and forth "Which is better A or B ??" Took the time to step through that.
(I actually had a different optician try to do that step AFTER my eyes had been dilated for another part of the test !! He was so rushed, he didn't want to wait. )

The Jackson Davenport Lab sent back a great pair of eyeglasses. My new fave Optician recommended "Readers" For my second pair. Their website frames looked OK, and priced right. Wondering about their lenses.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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With so many Cosctos all over, there is likely to be some difference in the quality of the care given to the prescription ny their opticians. We have a long-time family doctor, and take his prescription to Costco. We have always had good luck with their glasses, and especially like their folding magnetic case. Most recently I got some prescription progressive sunglasses, as did my wife, and we got a $30 discount for buying two pair.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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With so many Cosctos all over, there is likely to be some difference in the quality of the care given to the prescription ny their opticians. We have a long-time family doctor, and take his prescription to Costco. We have always had good luck with their glasses, and especially like their folding magnetic case. Most recently I got some prescription progressive sunglasses, as did my wife, and we got a $30 discount for buying two pair.
I agree, I went to the Costco optometrist once about 15 years ago and wasn't all that impressed, but they weren't as bad as the Kaiser optometrist, he gave me a prescription that gave me double vision. First he blamed it on the glasses, Kaiser optical remade them and I had the same problem, then the doctor said it was my imagination. Now I see a UC Davis opthamologist because I have cataracts the eye exam there took almost 3 hours but the prescription for the glasses is perfect, no more double vision!
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: WA
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I am pleased with the exams and glasses I get from Costco. It may vary somewhat by location as different contractors are used in each area.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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I am pleased with the exams and glasses I get from Costco. It may vary somewhat by location as different contractors are used in each area.
The optometrists are independent but the opticians are Costco employees.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I seem to recall hearing that if you already have frames you like, you can get just the new lenses at Costco. Does that sound right?
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:51 AM
 
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Yes, I think they charge $18 to use your frames.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I do want progressive lenses, and it's quite a steep progression--very near-sighted and as I age fairly far-sighted. For a while it seemed that the fashion (and only thing available) was a fairly narrow lens. My prescription didn't fit in it. I can remember walking down the street, having just picked up my new glasses and I couldn't see the ground. Had to have them redone.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Yes, I think they charge $18 to use your frames.

Thanks. This link echos the $18 charge but points out that the answer to the question is "Maybe..."

https://www.reddit.com/r/Costco/comm...o_optical_for/

Worth a try to save some bucks and reuse beloved frames, though.
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