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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Yesterday I had a 12:30 eye exam. I go to Target for my eyes and have for years. We get to the part where we are ordering the glasses (I hate getting old) and they inform me they no longer sell warranties on the glasses. My old glasses are no longer working (they are 5 years old) and my most recent pair got (ahem) lost around the time I totaled my car. Apparently my astigmatism has rotated, whatever that means. I don't know about you, but my lenses are special order and cost anywhere from $300-$600 for a pair depending on where I go. I have no vision insurance. No warranty was a deal breaker.

So, I then went to Nationwide vision. Could not find frames I like. Went to West Valley Vision. I found frames that weren't bad, but there I had to go with lower quality lenses because they are so expensive and the glasses would have been $500. So, I went to Sam's club. Still no luck. I came home and rested and was ready to give up, but I convinced my boyfriend to join me at Arrowhead to look.

I was hoping a second pair of eyes would help. I had my graduation picture of my old glasses I was showing to the opticians, but they don't really make them in that style anymore. Darn fashion- LOL. Lenscrafters was a bust, and we ended up at EyeMasters. It took a while, and a lot of frustration, but I finally had that moment. Tried on a pair and both Chris and the salesperson went WOW, and I looked in the mirror and they just felt right. By that time I was so frustrated and worn out that I was having Chris and the Optician pre-screen frames before I even looked. They would put them on me, and decide if I should even bother looking. The best part- the total was a tad over $300 with a warranty! And I immediately went to The Body Shop and bought some new perfume as therapy.

It took 6 different places to find my glasses, but there is no way I am spending that much money on something I think is just OK. I will get them in a week or so.