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I went to the optometrist today... yeah, that was a frustrating experience -.o;.

I got an appointment for an eye exam at this place that gave you a free eye exam + 2 glasses frames + 2 sets of lens for $69 (which WOULD have been a great deal, but...)... but the doctor didn't come in today -.o;? I called around to different Wal-marts though, and managed to get an appointment for an eye exam at one of their Vision Centers.

Wal-mart's eye exam was really good, actually. AND OOH, OOH, I GOT TO WEAR AN EYE PATCH DURING ONE OF THE TESTS <3 <3 <3... but yeah, this doctor took a lot more care to peg the right prescription than other doctors have for me in the past. When I showed him my current glasses I use for reading/computering, he asked me who prescribed them to me. When I told him, he pulled this interesting face, and said no wonder my prescription was so off XD;. Apparently I have astigmatism in one eye, and my left eye is stronger than the right eye... I've never had been told that, but it makes sense, since I get really awful headaches when I use my eyes for overly detail-oriented tasks.

The Wal-mart exam was fine, but it cost $40, which was $40 more than I would have spent at the original eye glasses place. I went back there though, because getting 2 glasses + 2 sets of lens for $69 is apparently a stupidly good deal. I asked the sales lady where the glasses to pick from for the special was, and she's like "Oh, this whole wall!" *gestures toward 2 shelves*

After much MUCH agonizing, I pick out what I deemed to be the perfect 2 pairs... and then THE CATCH. The sales lady says "Oh, and before we move along, you should know that the glasses you picked out will cost $200 total. This sticker here means you have to get the premium special reinforced-blahblah lens." What happened to THE WHOLE WALL being $69? Wtf, sales lady. She thought she totally had me, since I spent FOREVER picking those pairs out, but eff her. I should have walked out, but instead I picked out 2 more sets WITHOUT the damn stickers on them.

It was just frustrating -.o;. Driving all over town and being deceived by sales ladies... at least I got the place where I bought my glasses to give me a discount, since I had to pay for an eye exam elsewhere XD;. 2 pairs of glasses for $50, not bad XD;.

Does anyone else have as shitty a time with eye-oriented things? I don't want to go shopping for eye glasses again for a very long time -.o;.

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moeruze_burning
Aug. 7th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Just be glad that you have glasses and your eyes checked out.

I've been asking my mom to take me to get an eye exam because it's OBVIOUS I have eye problems but she won't because it costs $70. :(
snowym
Aug. 7th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
$70 for just an eye exam o.o??? That sucks >.>;.

*uses her mad Jesus skillz* Can you see yet? Or see more boy porn? My healing skillz are slightly skewed >.>;.
moeruze_burning
Aug. 7th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Cocks where they shouldn't be.

Nothing wrong with that. :DDDD

orestria
Aug. 7th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
I like my eye doctor. my main problem is I don't like thick frames, but my eye doctor's office has a pretty limited selection, so like 90-95% of the frames were thick.

Luckily, last time I was in, the day after I went in for the eye exam was they day the representative for the ccompany with lots of thin frames was coming in, so I went in the next day and got a pair I loved (and had like. 4 pairs I'd have been happy with).

My biggest problem though was a period of time where I lost two pairs of glasses within 5 months or less. that was bad for my pocket book.
snowym
Aug. 13th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Wow, that would suck to lose so many glasses >.>;. Life is like that sometimes ^^;. If I lose my glasses in Japan, I'll just have to go without, because I'd be too terrified to try and talk to a Japanese optometrist about prescriptions and stuff XD;.
chibimono
Aug. 7th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
My eye doctor is fairly kewl. He lives near my grandparents, so they know each other pretty well. But the doc says I'm extremely nearsighted, my left eye is lazy, and I'm on the boarder-line of astigmatism in both eyes. And apparently, my eyes are allergic to the plastic contacts are made of, so I'm not supposed to be wearing those anymore. D: So, my eyes are actually... really really really bad. lol My glasses would be really thick, but I get the lightweight lenses... but they're still thick compared to what most people think about glasses. But at least they aren't coke-bottle-bottoms! ^^;;; Well, if not for the lightweight lenses, they would be. >.>;;; Luckily, my insurance from work (one of the few good things about my job) is really great, because my prescription, with the new pair of frames I got, would have been over $500. I paid under $300, thank the unicorns. ^^;;

Yeah... eyeballs suck. ;_;
snowym
Aug. 13th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
It's amazing some of the advances in things like eye-glasses... most people don't want to get glasses because they'd be thick or dorky, but they have those super thin lenses now... there's also lenses that are practically indestructible, which is cool...

Wearing glasses isn't the most fun thing, but at least it's more bearable nowadays ^^;.
disutansu
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
You should come over here! ^_^ My eye doctor is my aunt... XDDDDDD Yayz. Post pictures of your glasses soon?
snowym
Aug. 13th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
I'll post pictures of my glasses when I get them ^o^. One of the pairs is really teacher'y (silver frames), but the other pair is bright red ^_^.

I don't really have an eye doctor... just whomever I randomly decide to book an appointment with every few years XD. Does your aunt ever try to force buying additional glasses or extras on you, like so many eye doctors I've gone to do XD?
disutansu
Aug. 14th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Well being teacher'y will help. XD Yaaaaay. You're getting into the mood now, aren't you?

Not really actually. She checks my eyes every year and say "Nah, there's nothing wrong." or "No change." XD
snowym
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm getting into the mood now? Wait, lemme check... *shuffling noises* No, wait, I'm not. I'M SCARED OUT OF MY MIND. Heleeeeeee~n, I'm soooooooo neeeeeeeervooooous laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatelyyyyyyyy ;-;. *frivles*
disutansu
Aug. 15th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
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