I had a very bad experience the last time I had my eyes checked... I have been going to this old fart in the strip mall for 20 years. He doesn't even have a computer. He has a mensch who is about 980 years old who rules the front desk. He has a calculator when he bills you. There frame selection seems to be up to date.... but not so for the rest of it. The last time I was in there...let's say 6 years ago or so... I had an eye exam before purchasing my present pair of glasses.. Just a note are glasses called a pair? Or is it just because there are two lenses...just wondering?
Any who.... I had my eyes examined. He told me that he had just got a new device where he did not have to drop some shit in my eyes to see if I had glaucoma ... instead he had a machine which he put in front of my eyes...and it clicked. And it clicked...and it clicked some more. He was looking concerned. I was getting concerned .... because of all the clicking and shit.
Then he said... I don't want to alarm you but this new machine has been giving me a few problems since I bought it and I have sent a lot of patients to see a REAL EYE DOCTOR...to make sure everything is okay. My thinking was....if you saw an increase in problems with glaucoma GET YOUR MACHINE FIXED. I never did that. It's been a long time and guess what... I can see! I just need to get my eyes checked because I am vain.... I want new frames....and the print in the newspaper is getting so damn small.
I have progressive lenses so that ain't cheap. Especially now that I don't have any benefits from work. But the place I went to ..gave me a 40 percent discount for the eye exam because I am a SENIOR CITIZEN (still makes me laugh)...and 50 % for the lenses because they had a sale going on.
Hopefully this new place will have a computer....and a competent optometrist. Eye will be seeing u soon...lol