View Full Version : OT - for us visually challenged Bi-Focal people!!!

01-13-2006, 03:25 PM
In Kelly's blog, there was some discussion about progressive BF's and Jan noted how costly they can be. I got them when I was 42, and did not price shop - my first pair cost 550 bucks - 75 for the frames, 50 for the exam....the lenses were horrendously expensive.

Two years later, I am due for another exam. This time I am price shopping. Sears has a special right now, with progressives for $99, and JC Penney's has one for $129. Sears runs through Feb 18, Penney's through Jan 22. I wear my glasses in the evening - generally wear contacts. I think I really got taken to the cleaners that first time around for glasses that I don't wear every minute of the day.

01-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Oh my, I thought you were talking about progressive boyfriends! :roflhard: Need to read the titles more closely!

(I've had way too much sugar today)

01-13-2006, 04:38 PM
I see 'BF' and to me it means 'breastfeeding'!!! :roflhard:

01-13-2006, 05:03 PM
I thought "breastfeeding" too... :roflhard: ... you can tell I hang out on parenting forums!

01-13-2006, 05:18 PM
I expected a post about having a boyfriend that everyone else thought was ugly. :roflhard:

01-13-2006, 06:07 PM
Yup, I read it as for visually challenged boyfriend people as well. Kind of a letdown that you werre talking about bifocals ;)

01-13-2006, 06:12 PM
it took me a bit to figure it out too...I had even worse thoughts...

Jan in CA
01-13-2006, 07:39 PM
LOL Well I saw it for what it is. :lol: My problem is I was trying to get some within a week and it's not going to happen unless I go to Lenscrafters I guess. Sears takes 1.5 weeks, Costco 2 weeks. I think I'm going to Costco because I found some frames I like there. The deal at Sears was awesome though!

01-13-2006, 08:23 PM
I seem to recall spending over $300 for my 1st pair of bi-focals then only a couple hundred the next time. Since then, I've been getting the half-glasses at Dollar Tree. They aren't fancy, but they're only $1.00 and they do the job....and I can buy as many extra pairs as I need. Sometimes I splurge and spend $5 - $10 at Dollar General, WalMart, or Target.


01-13-2006, 08:27 PM
P.S. At least at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, WalMart, or Target there's no waiting unless they don't have the strength you need.