Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bye Bye Scratched Lenses!

Shortly after returning from vacation I noticed that my daughter's glasses were looking really scratched up. It was as if one day they were in great shape and then they just got really bad. I don't know what happened to them but they were getting worse and worse. No amount of cleaning was helping - so off we went to the eyeglass shop. Now, the last time we had gone in there she had a meltdown of huge proportions so I had a sit down before hand about good behavior and bad behavior. She started to cry that she didn't want to get new glasses that she loved her "ribbon" glasses. I explained that I'd have to see what they said about the lenses. As it was, they were able to replace her lenses at a discounted price. That was a good thing. They also were able to do it right on the spot while I waited, which was even better. The only thing that would have been better would have been if it was free, but I didn't get the extra coverage ($50) apparently when we ordered them. I think I was under the impression her prescription may be changing with her amblyopia and so I didn't add it. I don't know what I was thinking, but.. well... clearly I wasn't!

While I had her in the chair and she was behaving I showed them how she is getting a mark on the right side of bridge of her nose from the nosepiece. The nosepiece had gotten a little bent from all the times we have to take patches on and off, as that is the side she patches on. Also, she is starting to outgrow the size 45 frames. So, I had her try on some 46 frames and we found a nice pink titanium frame with a nosepiece (necessary for patching). Those are on order and we pick them up Friday. In the meantime, her scratched "blurry" glasses are a thing of the past and she has new lenses in her old frames which we can use as a backup.

Lesson learned, I took the $50 warranty on the new glasses so if we have a scratched up issue on the new ones, they'll be replaced free of charge. As good as she is about taking them off and putting them on with both hands - scratches on kids lenses seem to be unavoidable.

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