Posts Tagged ‘weird allergies’

Ohgod I can see

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

1) Sears Optical sucks and apparently the one in North Fontana’s had a history of issuing bad glasses. My previous pair were WAAAAY under spec, geez. Despite being a couple weeks out of warranty, I’ve been advised to go back and demand either a refund or a replacement pair. I don’t think it’ll work but I suppose I should try anyhow… since I did dump $220-ish on them >_>;

2) Speaking of prices, LensCrafters is no longer made of GOUGE AND OVERPRICE. Maybe it’s because I’m using different materials this time (see #3) but I paid less for both the glasses and exam combined than I did for just the Sears Optical glasses. And they had this new pair ready in an hour (because there was NOOOOO way I was going to wait, like, two weeks x_x). Yeah, totally coming back here for future upgrades, even if having to hoof it through Ontario Mills wears me out. XD;

3) I am apparently allergic to polycarbonate lenses. I owe Bren lots of tasty food for suggesting that allergies might be involved. If this had been just a bad script, it would have been tolerable… but bad script + allergies = HELL. So… no more polycarbonates for me, either plastic (which I have now) or glass from now on.

4) Minor bacterial infection in my right eye from having to wipe it down so much. Advised to scrub both eyes with diluted baby shampoo for the next few days.

So, uh, yay me? This new pair is a bit on the thick side… not that I give much stock to appearances, I’m just glad these work PERIOD. Also no annoying nose pieces, meaning they’ll slide occasionally, but I’ve ways of fixing that.

I’ll, um, need to take a new picture to slap on Facebook and AP and such, since these are radically different than previous pairs.

Can’t see a damn thing

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

These glasses have GOT to go. I was fine this morning until I put them on, and within minutes… WATEEEER AND BUUUUURN.


Screw you Sears Optical. I can barely see what I’m typing, and I’m resisting turning on Blastoise’s text magnify… though that’s because I’m about to leave right now anyway. Hopefully this is all legible.

First to Wells Fargo to NOMNOMNOM on my CD. Taking out $6000 plus the accumulated interest and going to freaking LensCrafter since they can do same-day even though they’re sure to gouge me, but at the same time the 10-day wait at Wal-Mart and Sears and others is BRUTAL if I have to go without any kind of glasses.

(No, don’t have my old pairs anymore… I drop them into the charity bins whenever I get a new pair.)