47 responses to “Eye Exam

  1. Oh goodness, I’m the worst with medical issues. I hate doctors, mostly because it’s a bother to schedule appointments and I don’t have insurance. The state wants to charge me $250 a month for sh**ty insurance…no thank you. I need glasses but I don’t have them and I even skipped my breast exam this year. You’re way better off than me!

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  2. Oh, do I know how you feel…. I finally broke down and went to the eye doctor for the first time in years. Several years ago I was fortunate enough to get Lasix, and I was thrilled out of my pea-pickin’ mind. You see – my eyes were at 600 correction and rising. Yep, blind as a mole. The Lasix brought me to 20/20 in one eye and the other, which I left for a week (to make sure I didn’t lose the sight in the eye I had done – it was the most extreme surgery that had been done at that point in time) was 20/15 by the time it was done as I had been running on just the one eye for a whole week, leaving the un-lasixed eye without glasses. The change was astounding!

    When I went to the eye doctor I had 1.25 in one eye, 1.5 in the other. The difference is amazing. My eye strain is MUCH better! I needed glasses for driving and another pair for reading/computer. I went ahead and got lineless bifocals and though it is taking a bit to adjust, they are working out. It was a pain in the butt to keep switching glasses. I like to watch movies and read at the same time and it just wasn’t working for me. The bifocals are much better.
    Now – here is a secret. Shh – don’t tell anyone! LOL Check out Zennioptical.com!!! I got my new bifocals, frames plus lenses plus shipping for less than $50.00 ($48.85!) I also picked up a pair of distance sunglasses for driving ($39.85), a pair of reading glasses for when I am just chillin’ with my tablet ($28.95), and a pair of clear driving glasses for nighttime ($33.85). That means a pair for every need – and all of the frames are different! A lot better than the $200 I spent on my pair from the doctors office. Now, if I can just get used to wearing the darn things – πŸ˜‰

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    • That’s a pretty happy result. I know I could get a better selection of frames elsewhere, and likely get them for less. I kind of hate running around and shopping for the deals.

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      • I did it for you (wink). I checked out several sites: glassesusa.com, eyebuydirect.com, framesdirect.com, coastal.com, warbyparker.com (they have the coolest frames, but they are too expensive for my budget), 39dollarglasses.com, express-glasses.com, globaleyeglasses.com, lenscrafters.com (sticker shock!), and a couple others I don’t remember.
        Price, availability of lens types (they have wonderful blue blocker lenses), shipping, customer service – Zenni won hands down. I stepped on a pair of reading glasses and they send me a new set of frames right away. I just had to pop out the lenses from the old broken frame and pop them into the new frames (there is a video to show you how) and I was good to go.

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      • Thanks, I’ll check those out.

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  3. I prefer oval glasses. I didn’t even know glass was an option when I got my last pair a year or two ago. Honestly, I skip the health maintenance thing because I want to save money or not have to fight insurance for myself. That’s probably what brought me into my current journey through tests and appointments. It really does seem to be more of the money issue than forgetfulness with me.

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  4. LOL! So many questions! πŸ˜€
    I’m overdue for an eye exam. I should have went last July but there was always something looming that put it off. I’ve always been faithful about going every two years, but I probably won’t get there until July of this year which will make it three. First time I ever went that long.

    I had a pair of trifocals many years ago but the bifocal part wasn’t strong enough for me, so now I just get prescription reading glasses.

    I’ll be curious to see what happens to the banner (and the “Craig bust”) when the new glasses arrive.

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  5. I’m certain you can author with trifocals. There are blind writers. No excuses πŸ˜‰
    Since The Mister’s new job, we are all getting free eye exams, and free eyeglasses! Isn’t that amazing?!? We can all get new eyeglasses every two years! We don’t all need them, but we CAN! We CAN! By the by, I buy one pair at the place and then buy the second pair online at Zenni for cheap, cheap, cheap. I’ve been doing it for years, never had a problem. But, like your glass lenses, they take a long time to ship.

    Those health expense accounts can be great for paying remaining bills. I generally put off dental work. Not forever, but a greater gap between procedures, else I bleed the bank dry!

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  6. This is a great benefit available to working Americans. When you retire that benefit goes away. So the payments are all post tax. Just what we fixed income types need.Good to hear you did the eyes.

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  7. Trifocals?!??!?? Glass lenses? You really prefer glass?

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  8. It’s been 5 years for glasses for me. I just got bi-focals. I need better glasses for the computer but not happening right now.

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  9. I know I really freak them out going for glasses. I don’t care what’s in style, I want my glasses lenses free floating without a frame. We have a lady in our office who tries to sell me “fashion” frames. She insists I should have a pair for every outfit (like she has). After trying on dozens of pairs, I always go back to my free floating lenses. Me and the boss are overdue by almost a year. We’ve spent our flex account already and it’s not even mid-summer. More credit card debt on the horizon.

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  10. I definitely need to get my eyes checked! In fact this post is like a little reminder πŸ˜‰

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  11. LOL No, you don’t have to change your banner. I can’t put off medical stuff, because I have a few issues. The main being rheumatoid arthritis. Writing has been amazing for keeping my hand pain to a minimum, though. But I do tend to downplay things so my husband doesn’t drag me to the doctor when I’m in the middle of writing. He’s relentless. As far as reading glasses, I’m so picky. I’ve had this one pair with orange-tinted frames for about 10 years. I can’t find the same lenses anywhere now, so my husband has to keep replacing parts. Drives him crazy! LOL But he’s so good at keeping them ship-shape.

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  12. I recently got my first pair of varifocals. They’re bigger than I’m used to, too. But they’re great, much better for computer work than my contacts. My prescription is HUGE, -10 in my right eye, -7 with an astigmatism in my left. I’m not good with dental work, although I always make sure my kids get their checkups.I’ll be 50 meet year… I guess it’s a good time to get everything checked out.

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