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September 7th, 2019 at 07:30 pm

it has been a long time since i had my eyes examined and got new eyeglasses. I did not realize how long it had been.
i simply have not been as regular with checkups and such since we moved. I have only encountered sub par providers here and forget to pre-plan for visits when i am across the state in my other house.
My DH has changed jobs a few times since we moved the insurance was not always a good plan.
The lady helping us said our plan reimburses $200 per person for glasses but with tint and upgraded lens choice mine will still cost almost $200 more. makes me question the different levels of items since i have seen different ads for 2 pair for less. i wonder if it would be worth taking the prescription to one of those places to see if i can really get a better deal or if the low price in ad is for super basic and any options would raise the price to be close to the center i went to.
Has anyone tried the low cost option like Americas best or vision works?
i think there is a big difference in quality but i also was a bit amazed how fast the lens cost added up.

In other items I ordered online a few things for my daughter and the shipping was free as my purchase was above some X amount. they said 3 days now the tracking through fed ex show expected delivery over a week from when i ordered it. It is not something we can't wait for but frustrating non the less.
I am not a big online shopper is that normal, this is a well known kids retailer ?

2 Responses to “new glasses”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    We never had dental or vision insurance and have always had to pay out of pocket. My glasses are over 4 years old and I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet next year and get new glasses. I have not tried any of those low cost options because I guess I worry about the quality.

  2. Smallsteps Says:

    I have talked to a few people and yes the ads say starting at $xx but the actual cost probably ends up much higher. I have ordered through this outlet and am mulling over if i should get a basic second pair for backup that will be out of pocket.
    I think having a second pair would be nice but my daughter worries that i will wait too long to have exams and renew glasses down the road. maybe she is right and i should not spend the extra, i will think about it the place i went offers a discount if i decide to get second pair within 30 days.

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