Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gee whiz. Who Told Him I'm Rich?

I went for an eye exam today and sadly I let it go for 4 years. So there was just enough of a change on my prescription to need a change (which was really the driver that got me there to begin with...I noticed that.)

You know how with most employers insurances these days...corporate or otherwise, added to insurance companies in general-they have all decided to go off the deep end on us and give us little coverage really. An eye exam alone cost me $145.00. My eyes are extremely healthy in all ways except nearsightedness so I went ahead and got new frames. Mine are pretty old. $163,00 for the frames. The rest of $638.00 was for the anti glare coating, the polishing of the edges to make it an easier fit for thin wire frames...light weight lenses and..progressive lenses as well. That was quite a hunka money. I will get maybe $200.00 of that back from insurance but, I had to pay up front. Two weeks from now (LONG wait I think) I will take possession of those things. That's closer to a thousand dollars than it's not. Gee. I know., No one said I had to have nice glasses, but the alternative as long as I can ante up the money, is not for me.

Oh, you should have seen me. My new black blazer that fits like a zillion dollars, and my black top. Hubba hubba ding dong ding!

17 comments:

  1. Mine came to $438 over the $200 our insurance pays for an exam and new glasses every other year!

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  2. Our coverage at work is $250 every two years. I think our provincial health care covers a basic exam every two years...or gee, did they do away with that? When I've gone it's been partially covered; I pay the additional fee to have the retinal scan for macular degeneration, etc. No glasses as yet, but I sure do squint a lot. LOL.

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  3. I agree, how can anything so small cost so much. I am need a new pair, debating to go for new glasses or check with medical eye doctor to check my cataracts. (See what you might have to look forward to?)

    I think however nice frames are worth getting the ones you want, if possible. Eye glasses are more than a fashion statement, they are sometimes the first thing people notice. Besides, I just feel better about myself in nice frames.

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  4. Hey, of COURSE you have to have great frames, Carole. Nothing less will do; I get that totally. It's on your face for heaven's sake! I had radial keratotomy done eons ago before there was laser and it's been great although it never stops the "reading glasses" thing. Drug store works for me or better yet, Steinmart, that has the MOST adorable readers you ever saw in your life!
    Ok, hubba hubba gal, lol, you are toooooo much :D

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  5. I got new glasses in April and they do cost a fortune, but I do want the photo lenses that blacken in the sun and I do want stylish frames. I think the price for eye exams has gotten totally out of hand.

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  6. The Diva is baaaaaack! And we're loving it! But I just have to throw in that Lenscrafters has a good selection of pretty frames and they get mine ready in an hour.

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  7. Hi Sis! I made my new glasses a weeks ago and as you said heaps of money to paid well if you don't loose it okay.
    Do you know the an expensive things are eating out :-)probably I have with a wine too.
    Miss Catts might need glasses too? LOL!
    xoxo
    Sis.

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  8. Guess I'm just an old cheapskate. Went for my every two year eye exam couple months ago. No changes needed for my RX, however, to replace my glasses (nice frames, coated lens, seamless bifocals) which have gotten pretty scratched up...would have cost me around $400. So, I just went to Wal-Mart, and bought two pair of glasses...one for driving, and one for reading for a whopping $ 20.

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  9. I know, it's just awful the cost of glasses. I'm living in fear as I'll probably get a change when I have to go in again in Feb. Though since I passed my vision exam for my driver license and don't need the to drive, I just may luck out. That will give me time to save up for when I do have to have them changed.

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  10. Oh My! forbid the thought of sitting on them!

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  11. I wear contacts which end up running around three hundred bucks. Fortunately my eyes don't require any bi-focals or any such things so I figure I get off pretty easy all in all. This last trip required that I have a back up pair of lenses so it set me back more than usual. I get the feeling all the politicians wonderful plans for health care won't help up bit.

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  12. I got new glasses this summer and mine cost almost as much as yours, just a few dollars less and I'm not rich either. But what ya gonna do huh.

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  13. Oh am I overdue for an eye exam!

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  14. I will NEVER EVER get the coating again.. what a hassle when it begins to peel off and mine always did. NOPE it isn't worth looking through the streaks and spots.. I am long overdue too but no $$$ for that right now.

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  15. Does seem like a lot, doesn't it? Went through the same thing last Feb. Mine cost pretty much the same as yours. Seems a bit on the pricey side to me. BUT, I do enjoy being able to see.
    Have a good day. Rain is heading our way.

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  16. I'm overdue too and I don't have insurance for eye or teeth. The price may be higher because of insurance.

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  17. OK Twin, where are you? I am beginning to get concerned about you.
    xo

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