Anyone ever get glasses without insurance?

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    I recently broke my glasses and it just so happens to be my only pair and right now I'm without insurance. So I'm asking if anyone around knows what kind of prices I'm in for for an eye exam or glasses? Any suggestions of where to go?
     
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    Walmart Vision Center. Can't remember how much but, its the cheapest option.
     
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    I've gotten glasses from a website called Zenni Optical. Some say they are bad lenses, but I have nothing but good things to say about them.

    You just need your full script, including you Pupilary distance, the distance from one eye to the other, center to center. They don't actually need to see your script, YOU enter it yourself on the site.

    I got 3 pairs of glasses for 40 bucks, shipped. Can't beat that. Even my eye doctor loves them and told me about it.
     
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    The exam is the most important part.

    Find a good doctor first, trust me on this, been there done that.

    Ask people u know with glasses that live near u.

    Cheaper doesn't mean better necessarily.

    Besides u can take your prescription wherever u would like to get the glasses made
     
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    Awesome! Thanks a lot guys.
     
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    This.
     
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    No, I've never had a need for glasses insurance...

    If things go wrong with this pair I have my contacts (which are old, but still usable) and older pairs of glasses which I can use in the meantime while I get a new one.

    Also, I would suggest you have a test done if you haven't had one done in say the last year (recommendation is 6 months, but who gets their eyes checked every 6 months?). then send off for cheaper glasses.

    Its tempting to think 'my eyes haven't changed, therefore I can save on having another test' but proper tests pick up a lot more than simply your eyesight, they can check for the state of your blood vessels, diabeetus and other stuff by peering into your eyes.
     

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