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I just want my new glasses! 
5th-Apr-2010 02:02 pm
House facepalm
So I just phoned the optometry center to find out where my glasses are. I explained to the nice woman who answered the phone about the previous "we had to send them back to the lab" thing and that I was calling to follow up.

I heard the clicking of a keyboard in the background, and she said, "Oh! It says they're already here... 4/1... except... wait, they're... here? No, they're not, they're... Let me put you on hold for a second, okay? *hold music* *hold music* *hold music* Um, can I get a phone number to call you back? I'm having trouble finding anybody around here who'd know what's going on. Well, I found one person, who said 'print it out and bring it to me and I'll look into it' so they're going to... anyway, what's your number?"

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6th-Apr-2010 03:21 am (UTC)
We go to the UC School of Eye Doctorology (sorry, channeling Pirate for a moment there) I mean, Berkeley Optometry at UC Berkeley.

I think the delay was atypical — Pirate got his glasses much more quickly than they'd estimated. The woman I spoke to earlier mentioned that they'd been having problems with the first lab they'd sent them to and were going to have to stop doing business with them, so I may have just unlucked out by being one of the final-straw cases.
6th-Apr-2010 12:26 am (UTC)
I would recommend ForEyes for inexpensive and fast glasses, except the coating is coming off in one spot on my three-month-old work glasses. The glasses did come through in five days (even spanning over Christmas weekend!) but.. meh.
6th-Apr-2010 03:25 am (UTC)
We both want to look into the online options (Zenni Optical, et al.) — many people report very good experiences with them, and they're so much cheaper than most of the in-person places.

Of course, being picky, hyper-detail girl, I'm a little concerned about being able to get frames I really, really like, so it'll probably mean a lot of trying on at ForEyes and places like that, jotting down names, then checking online.
6th-Apr-2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Window shopping like that sounds like a wise plan. Most storefront glasses places ream you, and aside from them adjusting the glasses ifwhen you discover they didn't quite make them right, you don't get a lot for your dollar.
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