Friday, February 17, 2012

Eye Exam Time

South County Boy has been needing new prescription glasses for some time now. We had planned to get him new glasses last year, but then we had the Dental Issues and it got put on the back burner.

But now that all our traveling for the moment is done and we have some funds in our slush fund, it's time to bite the bullet and go for it.

Unfortunately when SCB went into the Doctors earlier this year, we forgot to ask about an eye exam. We wanted to buy his frames at Costso since we had a $30 off coupon for this month, and we weren't sure if we had to have their doctors do the exam or not... so we went down to Costco for the exam and the glasses.

While we were there, the receptionist and I were chatting and he told me that for future reference, we could get the eye exam done anywhere. I was mentioning to him how the Greeters are now getting really demand-y about showing your costco card before you enter... and I learned some interesting tidbits from the guy.

  • If you tell them your getting an eye exam, prescription re-filled/or filled, or going to look at hearing aids, YOU DON'T NEED A COSTCO CARD.
  • You also don't need a Costco Card if your purchasing Alcohol because of old prohibition laws that are still in effect. So any holiday party your planning with a little something something can now be purchased worry free at any costco WITHOUT a membership. (There's some food for thought, huh?-- and their managers all know about it and shouldn't pull a fuss because if they do, its illegal.)
But back to the eye exam.

It went well, we got SCB's updated prescription, picked out a pair of frames for the everyday, and also got him some sunglasses. Costco has a $30 off a pair of glasses (no limit) coupon in their mailer (which was a miss print apparently-- it should have been buy one pair save $30 off the second pair but they are honoring the coupon for those who bring it in.)

In the end we paid $49 for the eye exam and $239.95 for both glasses since we upgraded the lenses a lot since this is something you wear every day and I default to SCB when it comes to glasses since he wears them and I do not.

Yeah for Slush Funds!

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