Monday, April 13, 2015

New Glasses!

A couple months ago I had scheduled an appointment to have my eyes checked. Not that anything was wrong with my current had just been 3 years since I'd seen the eye doctor and I wanted to make sure my eyes were doing okay. My mom has macular degeneration and I want to make sure I'm keeping on top of my eye health. I made an appointment to see the optometrist on February 24th. My grandma died on February 23rd so I ended up canceling the appointment. When I got back from her funeral I rescheduled it for exactly a month after my first appointment. My friend Laci watched Ella and Zeke so I could go without them. My eyesight didn't really change...which I expected...I mainly just wanted to get new glasses. My were still cute, but one of the jewels on the side had fallen off and if insurances pays for them I might as well take advantage right? 

My eye doctor office has a wonderful selection of glasses and I did find a really great pair...however....they were super expensive! My insurance only pays $150 towards frames and lenses. After my insurance paid that these glasses were still going to cost me $370! As you know we are Dave Ramsey followers so that was NOT gonna happen. I can't justify spending that much on glasses. 

Off to Costco I went and I found these super cute ones for a total of $ I didn't have to pay a cent out of pocket...technically. Costco doesn't actually bill Regence insurance so I had to pay for them and then send in the paperwork and they will reimburse me.  

Costco got my glasses in about a week after I ordered them. Of course I had the initial shock of putting on new glasses. The lady said it would take me a few days to get used to them. I really liked them and I could times it even seemed sharper than my old glasses. At the same time I felt like I had to blink to get them to really come into focus and then there was a halo around things that were far away. I just figured I would adjust to it over time. For the first two days by about 7pm my eyes were done! I had the worst headache and my eyes had been feeling so dry! Again I just figured my eyes would get used to it.

After having my glasses for about a week I noticed there were a bunch of scratches on my left lens in the upper corner by where my nose is. I had no idea where they came from. I literally where my glasses from the time I wake up until it's bedtime. My kids never touch them and it's not like I shove them in my purse or anything. I even had my mom inspect my clip on sunglasses to see if they might be scratching them, but they weren't. So back to Costco I went...I was not going to have scratched glasses after only a week. I don't know what I was thinking, but I didn't bring my old glasses with me. Of course they'd need to send them in. Silly me. She told me just to bring them in the next day and they would send them in to get fixed. That night I had a really bad headache and I figured that I would just put my new glasses in the case and in my purse so I wouldn't forget them the next day. So I put my old glasses my headache was gone! Oh no! The next day I called my eye doctor and went in to see them. They wanted to see if Costco had actually done my prescription correctly. When they saw me they checked out my old and new glasses and my prescription had not changed at all it was only the refraction part that had changed because of my astigmatism. The eye doctor really wanted to see me, but she was booked that day so I had to schedule an appointment for the next day. As you can see it was lot of back and forth from both the eye doctor and Costco. When she saw me the next day she rechecked my eyes and sure enough I kept coming back to the same new prescription she gave me. She came to the conclusion that my eyes were just so used to the old prescription they were just rejected the new one. Like I said previously my eyesight was fine. I can absolutely see with my old glasses. So she just changed my prescription back to the old one. I was really nervous that Costco would charge me for new lens again, but since it was a doctor change and it was within 90 days they didn't charge me anything! I'm so happy! I'm not going to have headaches anymore and I'm going to have super cute glasses!