It's no secret that I dislike my current eye doctor. Scott has been going there for... forever, so when we got married and the first eye doctor I went to (the one literally walking distance from here) gave me glasses that were the wrong prescription, I decided to switch to his. Ever since, I've been unhappy there. After four years, I don't think the man would know my name without looking at the chart. I sit alone in my little room with my eyes all dilated listening to him have 15 minutes of friendly chit chat with Scott, and nothing but "is this better... or is this better" with me. And the last time we were there, he asked Scott when he was going to have kids. HEY PAL! IF YOU'RE GOING TO INQUIRE ABOUT CHILDBEARING, WHY NOT ASK THE ONE WITH THE UTERUS?
Plus, the people who work fitting glasses to your head do a terrible job. My last glasses squeezed me behind the ears, and I paid special attention when I got my current pair fitted that that wouldn't happen. Instead they are loose and wearing them makes me feel like I'm under water.
Needless to say, I'm not going back.
I said that last year, but this year I really mean it. I would rather go to Lens Crafters and pay out of pocket for quality work than use my insurance benefits for unusable crap and bad service.
I ran out of contacts this week (my 6-week supply having only lasted 6 months), and rather than call the doctor's office, order lenses direct from them and have them get even one more dollar out of me, I decided to try ordering online. I price checked through drugstore.com (which redirects to visiondirect.com) and 1800contacts.com. The per-lens price was cheaper through 1800contacts, but you had to buy more boxes. I only need enough to get me through the end of the year, so I went with the former. The ordering process was simple, I got free standard shipping, and all I had to do was give them the name and phone number of the doctor.
Of course, I can't really say 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' at this point since I haven't gotten my contacts, but I give the price and the ease of ordering **** out of *****. I guess for now this is to be continued...