Along with all the other things going on this week, I've had two medical appointments, one being an eye exam, the first in 8 years. Imagine my pleasure when the Optometrist told me I had the healthiest eyeballs he'd seen in a while. Quote: "no problems - very very healthy, and very little change in your eyesight since I saw you in 2003". Well THAT made me feel good. Now if I could just get the rest of my body to stop changing/aging... haha
We did however, come to the decision that it is time for a pair of prescription reading glasses. I've been using the "drugstore variety magnifiers" for awhile now for reading, sewing and stitching. So I'm okay with getting a proper pair of readers. Since that appointment I have been to four different Optical businesses to look at frames, and I have to say - who's being framed here? Aren't the prices for frames absolutely ridiculous??? I couldn't believe it- anywhere from $79.00 to $149.00 to $179.00... I quit there... wasn't going any higher. Now maybe I am totally out of touch with reality today, but I think that is just totally crazy - for all they are- several little and I mean little pieces of metal and a bit of plastic!!! I know, I know, you're paying for the design... and the name.. but really, how crazy is that? The last pair of magnifiers/readers I bought at the drugstore were $25.00 and they have perfectly good decent frames..... and that price included the lenses too... I think we're being gouged here folks. Is it because they know most people have insurance that will cover the glasses, so they take advantage and charge a ridiculous price?
Sorry.. I just had to vent a little... "Framed" indeed....
Sign in an optometrist's office - "If you don't see what you're looking for you've come to the right place".