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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:25 PM
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anyone know how long it takes lenscrafters to get your new glasses in?
Edited on Wed Aug-13-08 06:25 PM by Ava
i need to get a new pair, but our local place takes a long time before you get your glasses. there's a lenscrafters about an hour from here that i'm considering going to. anyone have any experience with them? how long does it usually take before they get your glasses in?
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:26 PM
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1. they make them right in the store
you wear them home.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:30 PM
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3. oh ok.. i'll definitely go there then
last time i got glasses from our local place it took about two weeks before i could pick them up >_<
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:45 PM
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6. I am wearing a pair of Lenscrafters Glasses right now
have for a few years now. I like the glasses and the service at LensCrafters.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:28 PM
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2. If they have your lenses...
which is common only if you have a common script and want only the generic lens...it takes about an hour but if they have to order lenses, it takes about a week to get your glasses. (It can vary, most stores get one shipment a week. If you get lucky, it can be next day.)
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:30 PM
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4. thanks
:hi:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:32 PM
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5. They cut pre-made round lenses to fit frames in-house. There is no "get them in" at Lenscrafters.
They gauge your prescription, you pick your frames, then you go have a nice lunch.

You finish lunch, go back, and they hand you your glasses.

It's a pretty brilliant business model, I tellyawhut!

Back in my day, we waited a week or two for our new glasses to arrive...and we LIKED it! :)

Richard
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 11:07 PM
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12. hey now, we have to wait a week or two here anyways
small town and all that ;) :P
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 07:06 PM
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7. I got glasses at Lens Crafters twice, the first time
I had a problem with peripheral vision and they said there was nothing wrong with them so I believed them and kept them. Then I got glasses at Walmart and the next time Sears with no problem. So I thought I would try Lens Crafters again and had the same problem. I demanded to see the manager and he tries to tell me there was nothing wrong with them and I demanded my money back. Then he totally changes his tone, he draws me picture of how the lens is made and he showed me there is only a very small area in the middle of the lens that actually affects your vision. He said he could get another lens that has a wider focal area and it would solve the problem and I did. Apparently they use a cheaper lens with a narrower focal area that most people don't notice or they complain about. I will definitely never go there again.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 11:03 PM
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10. hmm... i know sam's club has a vision center
Edited on Wed Aug-13-08 11:06 PM by Ava
it's only about 45 mins away. maybe i should give them a try before lenscrafters. my thing is that i want to get them asap.
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ldr65 Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 07:34 PM
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8. In about an hour.
Or so says their add.
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ldr65 Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 07:37 PM
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9. Oh, I forgot to mention.
You have very pretty eyes.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 11:07 PM
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11. thank you
:hi: unfortunately they don't see all that great ;)
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 11:12 PM
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13. If you have a common prescription, no time at all
If not, it'll still take at least a week. I always have to wait for mine, since my prescription is so strong. YMMV.
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