Looking for cheap backup bifocals

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Mr. A, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. Mr. A

    Mr. A Guest

    We're taking a trip to Central America, and I would like to have a backup
    pair of eyeglasses. Sears currently has a deal on glasses - for $97 it
    includes frames, no-line bifocals, and what they call "ultralight lenses."
    I'm on the 2nd year of my current prescription (my first bifocals), and am
    scheduled to see the doc a few months after our return

    I went to the store today to buy them and the salesperson looked at my
    current glasses and said "I won't sell you the $97 glasses, you currently
    have varilux lenses, you won't be happy with our standard lense, and will
    probably end up returning them." I asked her how much the lenses are she
    thinks I need and she said it would be closer to $300.

    Was she just trying to up-sell me, or is there some validity to what she
    said? I should point out that my current main glasses were purchased from an
    independent optician. I'm very happy with these glasses, and will probably
    use this guy for my next pair of everyday glasses. For now, though, I'm only
    looking for backup glasses.

    I should also point out that I have fetal cataracts, and at age 50 they're
    starting to worsen. Not enough to warrant surgury, but bad enough where I'm
    concerned about the quality of my eyeglasses.
     
    Mr. A, Mar 5, 2005
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  2. Mr. A

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Mr. A.,

    If you want a low-cost bifocal on the
    "net" you might check out this
    site for " $19 " glasses. The quality
    is not the same as $300 glasses,
    but since you specify "back up" they
    might work for you.

    http://zennioptical.com/cart/home.php

    The bifocals are probably more expensive
    on this site.
     
    otisbrown, Mar 8, 2005
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