My husband is just now needing glasses & I didn't have a clue where he should go. We will check out Walmart. Thanks!
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9/16/12 1:47 P
Have had a positive experience also @ Walmart's Vision Dept. They helped us out when traveling when son had no more contacts (he didn't pack extras). Also, his prescription from eye dr. was expired. [Of course.] Regardless, Walmart Vision gal gave him a pair of free contacts.
Edited by: CAMEOSUN at: 9/16/2012 (13:50)
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9/16/12 1:01 P
$500 sounds like a lot but you will probably wear your glasses for a few years. I'll get a cheap pair of backup glasses or sunglasses but for the glasses I wear most of my waking hours I'm willing to pay for quality. Walmart doesn't carry frames anywhere near the quality of those at my eye doctor's and Walmart only carries basic progressive lenses instead of the high end progressives I prefer. When I had problems with my sunglasses at Walmart the "opticians" had no idea what I was talking about but at my eye doctor the opticians are experts. If you want cheap you can order glasses from overseas. I've had fewer problems with glasses I ordered from Zenni Optical than the ones I got from Walmart.
Walmart guarantees a year of coverage even if my fault with any damages or breaks. In a year I can get new lenses paid by my insurance so I am covered on that. I can only get new frames every other year, but they are fully covered for a year also. I didn't even know Walmart had a glass place 10 years ago, plus I am unsure if all the glass places are the same in each store. So far I am one happy camper with only paying 5 dollars for some terrific glasses.
I purchased a pair of glasses there about 10 years ago. I could not find anything that I liked elsewhere. They put an anti-glare coating on them that I would not recommend. When I picked them up I had my contacts in so I really could not see through the lenses. When I put them on at home I still could not see through them. It appeared that the glare coat was a sticker in the middle of the lens and who ever put it on transferred their finger print to the sticker before applying. When I took them back they gave me a hard time. The thought that the glasses belonged to my child (which I don't have) and that the child had scratched them. After much conversation with everyone working there, they finally replaced them. Other than that, I love them and still wear them. Thankfully my prescription has not changed much in the last 10 years.
9/11/12 10:00 A
I wear contacts mostly but ilove all kinds of glasses. My eye sight is really bad so usually really expensive lenses as well but then i discovered zennioptical.com
Ifreakin love that website. I have over like 15 pairs of glasses in ever ycolor and every weird frame, I ever wanted to try. Each pair, I hav ebought was around 15-20 bucks. Th emost expensive pair i got was 65- 80 fo the ultra thin lenses, the expensive coatings and expensive frames. I LOVE THEM.n I wish the ywould pay me for advertising for me, that ishow much i love them lol
The best part about getting glasses at WalMart is that they are open so many convenient hours to get your glasses adjusted.
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9/10/12 6:37 P
Every time you change prescription or even get the same prescription in a different base curve it affects your depth perception. Adjusting to new lenses can take a while. This is especially true of progressives since the added power on bottom causes some distortion. After getting my first pair of progressives driving home I almost rear-ended another car because it looked so much farther away to me than it was. Most people fully adjust in 2 weeks or less.
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9/10/12 4:40 P
I've never been a Walmart fan, but we do get our eye exams & glasses there. The staff in the vision dept are great and I've never had an issue with my glasses (I think I'm on my 3rd pair now).
The newest pair I bought have amber magnetic sunglasses. I cannot believe what a difference that makes! I don't do transitions lenses because my eyes are really light sensitive and transitions don't get dark enough for me
UPDATE- I love my glasses and cannot believe how clear things look. I am experiencing something weird though, the ground seems far way and I feel so tall like 8 or 9 feet tall. I asked a friend if she experienced things like that when she got her glasses at first, she replied by saying she did not feel tall but the walls looked like they were leaning in on her until she got used to her glasses. Now I need to ask her how long that lasted. Any of you have anything like this happen. I am a first time glass wearer and I have the " progressive' lens as I am near sighted and need glasses for reading as well.
I am actually excited about my glasses and can't wait to get them after over a year of dreading the fact I would need them. Both eye docs said my eyes are pretty good so it is up to me how much I want to wear them. :)
8/24/12 11:39 P
the pair i am wearing currently came from walmart, i wasnt too crazy about them at first, but after i got used to them, they fit well and look great, i will probably get another pair there, but i had trouble with a scratced lense, they were going to charge me to replace it, and since it had only been less than 30 days, the lady had it replaced free and i had my glasses back in a few days.
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8/24/12 7:21 P
The time I got prescription sunglasses from Sam's Club I just wanted a cheap pair that I didn't have to worry about. It took them a couple of tries to get my lenses made right then the optometrist didn't really know how to fit glasses but no big deal since I fixed them later. Then the lenses kept falling out of them and the glasses themselves were heavy, uncofortable, and kept falling apart and needed to be put back together. I did get a pair of prescription glasses for about $100 but it wasn't worth the aggravation. Now I bite the bullet and get one good set of spectacles from my excellent eye doctor with high end frames and lenses; I can wear the same pair for 3 years so I'm better off getting high quality frames that will hold up. Then for backup spectacles and sunglasses I order from overseas from Zenni Optical. For the same $100 that got me 1 pair of glasses at Sam's Club I can buy several pair from Zenni. The quality on the Zenni glasses isn't great but they are still better than the junk Sam's Club sold me and if they break, fall apart, get lost, etc. I'm not out very much money.
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8/24/12 6:59 P
I haven't yet but will be after i get moved later this year. .
8/24/12 6:34 P
I used to go to Walmart for eye care, but don't anymore. There glasses were poor quality and broke in six months. And got prescriptions wrong.
Name brand glasses must be a new thing because when I went they didn't carry name brands.
Even if they do carry name brands, no way I am going back. I like actually being able to see properly. Without being told, oh you can't see out of your new glasses because you need to get used to your new prescription. No it is because you didn't make my glasses correctly.
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8/24/12 2:43 P
A few years back I did. They were wonderful people, and it was a great price. I'm not covered there now though, so haev to go elsewhere
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4,926 8/24/12 2:20 P
I actually had my last eye exam at Walmart and got glasses there. I love them..I too needed bifocals and got the scratch resistant lenses and owed nothing with after my insurance . That's also where my daughter gets her contacts
Oh yeah they have many name brands at that. I can't remember the name of mine, but the frames are great. I do not know the proper name but I will call it "flexi-springs" in them so you get an excellent fit.
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15,577 8/24/12 1:33 A
There buying power is wonderful and they pass on the savings. The buy their lenses from the same companies as the doctor's office but at much less. The own the largest optical lab in the US. Great place to purchase glasses for the whole family especially for kids.
I got my last pair at Walmart - they have been wonderful. Yes, and cheaper than the eye doctor. I got Paula Deen's brand. It's been more than a year and no problem.
8/23/12 9:35 P
Not Walmart, but I did a similar thing at Costco. I ordered frames online ( I knew the measurements ), then took them to Costco for lenses. It was the least I've ever paid for progressives, about $130 for lenses, with all the "add-ons."
The previous two times, I went to the mall, and always paid WAY too much. They're so slick with the sales pitch, getting you to buy two pairs, to get the 'savings," when all you want is one pair. Each time the total has been near $500.
Anyone here ever get their glasses from Walmart? That's where I got mine today. They have the best selection of frames for the style I need and want too, as I have been looking around for quite some time. Test was done elsewhere, but glasses purchased at Walmart. The difference was 300-500 bucks. I didn't even let the person at the Optometrist place finish giving me quotes. I need glasses for reading and sight so a bifocal is what I need, if I want the line out of the bifocal which is called "progressive" that will cost me $167.00, if I want scratch resistant another $130.00. I told her well I need to go I cannot afford glasses right now that my money is going towards my daughters wedding right now that is next month. I then went to Walmart they do the progression for free that comes with scratch resistant and a full year replacement warranty. My frames were completely covered. I paid a 5 dollar co pay to Opt, and nothing to Walmart. Any of you ever go with Walmart for your eye care?
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