Thursday, July 07, 2011

Bifocals?

Cory and I got our eyes checked last week, so it's time for new glasses.  I can still see with my current glasses, but my prescription has changed a bit - and it just might be time for bifocals.  I don't have to do it, but I find myself looking under my glasses more and more when I want to read something up close.  That gets a little hard on the eyes after a while.  Of course, I could just take my glasses off or push them up...

The eye doctor suggested the no-line progressives, but I'm not sure how that's going to work.  After our eye exam, Cory and I went to Walmart to look at glasses - which was good because they were running a  $29 special on glasses for kids 18 and under.  Since he's still 18 until the 15th, he qualified for that and found a pair of frames he really liked.  We added the anti-reflective coating, so his glasses ended up costing $49 - which is really good.  I looked at some frames, but all the ones I kind of liked were too small for progressive lenses.  I might have to go with the lined bifocals, just so I can get glasses that are small enough for my face.

First I just need to go out looking at some of the places that take our vision insurance, to see what I can find and how much they're going to cost me.  I don't think it will be too bad, actually.  The insurance covers frames and basic lenses, and it also covers a percentage of the upgrades for the thinner lenses I need (which were automatically included in the $29 kids' glasses - how unfair is that?) and even the progressive lenses - unlike a couple years ago when we last had vision insurance.  It's just a matter of finding something I like.

Even with the insurance, it will probably cost more than I'd like.  You know me, I like to save on glasses and contacts by ordering online.  However, for the first time getting bifocals, I really want to get them locally - so I have somebody to turn to if I need help getting them adjusted, in case I have a hard time getting used to them.  But, because I just couldn't resist, I went ahead and ordered a pair of single-vision glasses this morning.
The style is called Anna, so I figured they were supposed to be mine.  Black is not exactly my color, but I like the pink on the inside, and I'm thinking it softens the black a bit.  And, yeah, I think they're cute.  They'll be good for those times when I don't need to be reading small print, and the plastic frames are easier to get on when I've got the motorcycle helmet on.

If you need new glasses - bifocals or not - check out CoastalContacts.com.  They have all kinds of styles, and contacts too.  They promise to beat any price, so you can get the best deals on designer glasses.

2 comments:

  1. Pink?!?!?! You?!?!? I can't wait to see these!!!!!

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  2. My latest prescription is for varifocals.. I haven't taken the plunge yet though!

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