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OK, so it *has* been about 3 years since I last bought lenses for myself. About....10 years since I bought a complete set of glasses...I had NO IDEA prices had increased so bloody much.

First off, our insurance doesn't cover glasses (at least, not at LensCrafters), but it does get us 15% off. Plus, LC offers 50% off of kids glasses. So, 65% off Himself's, and 15% off my lenses...right?

Umm...so whyinthehell did I spend right at $600 today (JUST for glasses - the 2 exams were only $40.)??? Granted, I did get me a pair of prescription sunglasses...but Still. *deep breath*

Himself's complete set was only (listen at me - Only) $200. That's WITH the 65% off....my LENSES ONLY (ya got that - just the fricking lenses) were $258. The sunglasses? Only $158.....mainly because I had a coupon for (another) 50%. Plus, the frames for the sunglasses were only $39. Ouch. Next time, we go with Thrallmart (why not this time? Because I knew he needed glasses, and didn't want him to have to wait 2 weeks to get them. This time. Next time, he can wait, since he HAS a pair now.)

Himself's eyes are....weird. The left one (I think) is 20/25..the right one is 20/60. Just like Granny's. Me? Blind in both eyes - but my prescription is now a little weaker than my old one. (the Dr. said that happens as you get old. Whatever.)

Glad I'd already forgotten about trying to nab a GPS for myself (I get lost in a closet). Ah, well - it's only money, and I haven't bought anything frivolous (this time. *g*)

OH, - and Himself's first sock is done and the 2nd is CO and almost 1" into the ribbing. To match the other one, I'm doing the ribbing with 2 circs...we'll see how long I last. *sigh*
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:February 5th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
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LOL Wait till you get to the progressive lenses or bifocals. I pay about $400 just for my lenses. Which is why I've put new lenses into these frames twice now.
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From:colorwhirl
Date:February 6th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
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The children's frames at Wal*Mart are low quality and do not wear well or last. (Yes, there are brands you see elsewhere. But Wal*Mart asks companies to make lower quality versions of their products so the products can be sold for less. So that Sony TV you see at Wal*Mart? It's $50 less than the one at Best Buy because it's lower quality and crappier than the one at Best Buy. Wal*Mart will gladly publically admit to asking companies to tone down their quality to make each product cheaper to produce.) Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet and buy quality frames...esp. when kids wear frames hard.
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