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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 07:18 PM
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39. We've got vision with our work insurance.
A joke that takes a few dollars off. Yet every year we get a pay cut, having to dish out more and more, while getting less and less.

I used to use the same prescription for several years between exams. Then they passed a law saying you couldn't use a prescription for more than a year before having to get another exam. Greedy bastards.
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  -One trip to the Eye Dr. and I don't know how folks without insurance and money survive. FLPanhandle  May-16-11 06:23 PM   #0 
  - We just don't go to the doctor....n/t  monmouth   May-16-11 06:25 PM   #1 
  - Yep, that's the truth. n/t  Tx4obama   May-16-11 06:27 PM   #3 
  - neither would I, and that pisses me off  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:31 PM   #6 
  - Yes, I share in that anger -  TBF   May-17-11 10:12 AM   #57 
  - Exactly. :(  OmmmSweetOmmm   May-16-11 08:33 PM   #45 
  - I use large fonts  Broderick   May-16-11 06:26 PM   #2 
  - You don't go, cut corners etc.  jp11   May-16-11 06:30 PM   #4 
  - I just don't understand the not caring attitude  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:33 PM   #8 
     - I think one of the leading causes of that type of attitude is  Ninjaneer   May-17-11 02:07 PM   #62 
  - I got mine for about $40  DaveJ   May-16-11 06:30 PM   #5 
  - The exam alone was over $100  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:37 PM   #14 
  - I would love to get better glasses  DaveJ   May-16-11 06:44 PM   #17 
  - My eye exam was only 63 dollars and glasses - 170  sammytko   May-17-11 09:57 AM   #53 
     - Not your fault  DaveJ   May-17-11 01:33 PM   #60 
  - We don't go to the eye doctoW.  EFerrari   May-16-11 06:32 PM   #7 
  - I haven't seen the eye DR. in five years  Autumn   May-16-11 06:35 PM   #9 
  - How does that impact your daily life?  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:57 PM   #27 
     - I don't drive in town anymore.  Autumn   May-16-11 08:17 PM   #40 
  - That seems excessive. How much were your glasses?  dkf   May-16-11 06:35 PM   #10 
  - Yes, designer frames and contact lens and exam fees.  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:39 PM   #15 
     - Mine were $300.00 with insurance. It was the progressive  sufrommich   May-16-11 06:47 PM   #20 
        - The bifocal thing did me in too.  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:58 PM   #29 
           - lol. nt  sufrommich   May-16-11 07:10 PM   #36 
  - dollar store reading glasses  Motown_Johnny   May-16-11 06:36 PM   #11 
  - we have good health insurance, but sucky vision and dental  Donnachaidh   May-16-11 06:36 PM   #12 
  - Umm.. We don't always survive..  Fumesucker   May-16-11 06:37 PM   #13 
  - Lack of eye exams won't kill a person per se (maybe a car accident)  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:55 PM   #24 
  - The official figure is 45,000. Some doctors I know say it is more like 80,000.  bobbolink   May-17-11 06:09 PM   #68 
  - They survive by getting new glasses far less frequently.  JVS   May-16-11 06:40 PM   #16 
  - My 'sainted mother' bought my last prescription glasses and that was 5 years ago  angstlessk   May-16-11 06:45 PM   #18 
  - Simply put ... they don't  etherealtruth   May-16-11 06:46 PM   #19 
  - When are we ever going to realize the seriousness of this problem? nt  humblebum   May-16-11 06:52 PM   #21 
  - There's a browser plugin that just reads it to you.  Shagbark Hickory   May-16-11 06:53 PM   #22 
  - But you have to see to download it.  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:56 PM   #25 
  - I have insurance. But I always pay for my eye care outside of my  bluestate10   May-16-11 06:53 PM   #23 
  - Do you buy contacts from your Doctor ?  DURHAM D   May-16-11 06:56 PM   #26 
  - I know I didn't pick the cheapest option just the most convenient.  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 07:01 PM   #33 
  - HERE's an ONLINE place for glasses that's been well-received by  Gabi Hayes   May-16-11 06:58 PM   #28 
  - Nice.  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 06:59 PM   #31 
  - Thatt "full exam" includes incidentals like testing for glaucoma, etc.  bobbolink   May-17-11 06:12 PM   #69 
     - For Eyes does that test and many others. the one I paid the big bucks for  Gabi Hayes   May-18-11 06:51 PM   #75 
  - I can't speak for everyone.  Wait Wut   May-16-11 06:59 PM   #30 
  - That's a great sentiment!  DaveJ   May-16-11 07:10 PM   #37 
     - In the town I grew up in they would have "glasses drives"  Wait Wut   May-17-11 08:50 AM   #49 
        - I remember the organization now  DaveJ   May-17-11 01:27 PM   #59 
  - One trip to the Emergency room  Broderick   May-16-11 07:01 PM   #32 
  - Sad yes, but also inexcusable.  FLPanhandle   May-16-11 07:02 PM   #35 
  - that seems like an awful lot  hfojvt   May-16-11 07:02 PM   #34 
  - If you ever get contacts gas permeable lenses last really long.  dkf   May-16-11 07:17 PM   #38 
  - We've got vision with our work insurance.  bikebloke   May-16-11 07:18 PM   #39 
  - I crushed my thumb at work on Friday...  Earth_First   May-16-11 08:29 PM   #41 
  - check with your local county health clinic for that tetanus shot  UpInArms   May-16-11 08:33 PM   #43 
  - Thanks, I'll look into that... n/t  Earth_First   May-16-11 08:35 PM   #46 
  - Worker's Comp  Sgent   May-17-11 02:29 PM   #64 
  - last year went to tri-focals - waited until I couldn't read what I was writing  UpInArms   May-16-11 08:32 PM   #42 
  - Smedley! is that you?  Gabi Hayes   May-16-11 08:36 PM   #48 
  - donate your old glasses! They are repurposed for the poor.  Liberal_in_LA   May-16-11 08:33 PM   #44 
  - Great idea.  FLPanhandle   May-17-11 10:07 AM   #55 
  - The dollar store has single vision real cheap  KewlKat   May-16-11 08:35 PM   #47 
  - "designer frames" and "didn't pick the cheapest option"  cbdo2007   May-17-11 09:32 AM   #50 
  - It's not about me.  FLPanhandle   May-17-11 10:10 AM   #56 
     - What you said was right, and important. You were showing off ego, you were expressing concern.  bobbolink   May-17-11 06:21 PM   #70 
  - If there's a Costco near you, check out their optical dept  queenjane   May-17-11 09:42 AM   #51 
  - Old frames easily break , especially if they are cheap ones, when putting in new lenses.  bobbolink   May-17-11 06:22 PM   #71 
  - I went to America's best got an eye exam and two pairs of glasses for $99.  truebrit71   May-17-11 09:44 AM   #52 
  - I got my last pair of glasses in 2006  cherish44   May-17-11 09:57 AM   #54 
  - Skip when you can, go on the cheap when you can't  JNelson6563   May-17-11 10:15 AM   #58 
  - I haven't been to the eye doctor for 4 years.  HappyMe   May-17-11 01:37 PM   #61 
  - I spent around $500 last year  tammywammy   May-17-11 02:13 PM   #63 
  - I know what you're saying. Vision care is expensive and I have no vision care coverage. I am lucky  raccoon   May-17-11 02:35 PM   #65 
  - We hope like hell whatever is wrong with us is temporary.  JoeyT   May-17-11 04:46 PM   #66 
  - You can get prescription glasses on the Internet.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-17-11 06:06 PM   #67 
  - you go to the drug store and get cheap readers  quaker bill   May-17-11 07:06 PM   #72 
  - Health insurers are bastards.  JoeyTrib   May-17-11 07:41 PM   #73 
  - I am thinking about laser surgery  laundry_queen   May-17-11 08:26 PM   #74 
  - Cost me $1400 for two cataract surgeries plus glasses even w/ insurance  wishlist   May-18-11 07:08 PM   #76 
 

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