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!