Thursday, August 26, 2010

No Camera

My camera is in surgery!  I won't get it back for 3 weeks.  So no pictures for a little bit.  I'm looking at new ones ....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was looking up reviews on Never-Glare also when I came upon this post.

I have a 5 year old who needs glasses. So, she also needs polycarbonate, a spherical (reduced weight, as I understand) and photochromic.

I have checked pricing at a variety of stores: WalMart, Costco, JCPenny, America's Best, Eye Mart, and Thoma & Sutton.

We were very pleased with Thoma & Sutton on our last pair, but it was pricey at around $275 - $300 with tax (Transitions Version 6, the latest version at that time).

Now that we need bigger frames, we are doing more research and have found that the other stores offer the same options on lenses for a much lower price, approximately $100 less.

But you do have to do your homework and make sure you are comparing apples to apples - as usual.

How silly to thing you will get that good a deal without asking about what it includes.

Morals: Do your homework! There is no such thing as a free lunch.

P.S. If you are willing to forgo the insurance, there are some excellent deals online, even if you just purchase frames online and get lenses from a local store.

As I understand, Costco's lenses are $80 for polycarbonate, a spherical, Transitions Version 7 now, AND anti-glare. Although, I'm going to double check on the anti-glare and make sure it's not the standard. Because most places say that standard anti-glare flake and that the Teflon anti-glare are much better.

And, some people have found that even the Teflon anti-glare look dirty/foggy even with good cleaning and have opted out. In which case, America's Best has $80 for polycarb, a spherical, Transitions Version 7.

Both Costco & America's Best will cut lenses for you if you bring in your own frames. Costco - $10 fee, AB didn't mention an extra fee, but I haven't actually ordered yet. And, I don't know what their customer service is like, or how good they are at adjustments - Thoma & Sutton & our Costco are both pretty good at adjustments.

Hope this helps on future purchases.