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TraciK
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Any one here work for an ophthalmologist or maybe is one?

I just got new glasses and dang they are expensive! $237 and that was with eye insurance. Would of been $717.20 with no insurance! But, my last pair of glasses lasted 3 years so, I guess if you divide that by 3 its not too bad. But, still!! lol

What I am wondering is if all the extra's they try to sell you are worth it? Like the anti glare, which I did not get and some coating which I did get because insurance paid 100% for it.


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to TraciK

I love my anti-glare coating. It makes a world of difference when driving at night. It also cuts down on reflections when in photographs. I pay extra for the anti-glare, and also for the "transitions." I like not having to switch between glasses and sunglasses, although I think I look dorky with them.


 
GMFTS
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  • GMFTS on 08-21-13 05:28 AM
In response to Luvmyfam

I'm with Jen, the anti-glare and the transition and the progressive are all worth it.
I had anti-glare and then the next time didn't get it and missed it terribly. I have detached vitreous in both eyes and the light leaks at night are distracting enough without the extra glare from headlight. I intend to get it again the next time.


 
TraciK
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In response to GMFTS

I'm not really noticing any difference with out the anti glare, but I only wear my glasses to read. But, that is good to know for dh and ds. They both have it, was thinking about not getting it next time. I guess that's not an option now. lol

I do have the progressive. LOVE that!

Ds had the transition ones years ago but they seemed to always stay kind of dark. He didn't like them.



 
NMlady
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That seems like A LOT if insurance paid a portion of the cost. I know that the insurance only pays for the frame up to a certain amount and some frames are very costly. They always try to talk me into the edge polishing which insurance does not cover and I know the transitions is not either and was quite costly on my moms prescription.


 
NMlady
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In response to NMlady

And the progressive lens is not usually covered by most insurance and is usually quite costly. It is usually a lot more to get the glasses made in the shop at the dr office, I alwasys get mine done at an independent shop.


 
t-scraps
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In response to NMlady

I just got a new pair of glasses recently... over $300.00 and they actually made a mistake and charged me a lot less by accident. The only thing mine are is progressive. I wear them at work mostly for reading.... a little for distance, but it's not bad that I can't get a long without the distance.


 
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