A.D. asks from Baldwin, NY on December 13, 2009
Lens Crafters vs Local Optometry Store
We just learned the my 6 year old needs eye glasses for reading. We have the script from the opthamalogists and am wondering - does it really make a difference where we get the glasses from? Is there a higher quality by using a local store where they makes the lens in-house?
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K.B. answers from New York on December 15, 2009
My son has been wearing glasses sonce he was 1 yr old. I have only taken mine to a optician that is specialized in children. To me, why not give them the best if you can when it comes to medical issues! BEst of luck!
R.E. answers from New York on December 14, 2009
10 year old. we go to a private place. the lenses are made out of the area, but it's the people of the shop that i like.
depends on your comfortability levels.
K.F. answers from New York on December 14, 2009
When I am pressed for time, I go to Lens Crafters with my doctor's prescription and get the glasses made in an hour. If I'm not pressed for time, and have the week to two week wait time, I wait. It is totally a matter of preference. Just be certain your child can actually see out of the glasses when they are done but that would apply to the doctor's office too.
M.B. answers from Rochester on December 14, 2009
$$$ is the difference. you are paying for overhead and while there may be quality issues in your area (for whatever reason), that is the main difference. Unless you have $ to burn from flex (and I would get into a catalog for health supplies if you can) and nowhere else to go, stick to traditional and wait it out. I can think of a lot better places to spend my time waiting for glasses than the Mall. Ick.
F.D. answers from New York on December 16, 2009
Hey Ms. D i would suggest going to a optician your child will be wearing glasses for a long time and you want to go to someone reputable and someone who can tell you what is best for your child in terms of which eye is weaker than the other and the type of glasses she should be wearing. My daughter too starting wearing glasses at 4 and going to take her every year for her check up has been really beneficial. Good Luck.
E.F. answers from Glens Falls on December 14, 2009
We have always gone to Lenscrafters and they are great. I went back since I was having trouble adjusting to my new lenses and they made new lenses for no charge. When I was traveling I broke my glasses and I was able to have them replaced and enjoy my vacation.
P.K. answers from New York on December 14, 2009
I always went to a very reputable optometry store. My son
was two when he started wearing glasses. He only has one
set of eyes and they really need to be taken care of. When
he is older you could go with Lenscrafters. He will then
be aware of what his world should look like with the
correct lenses. Hope this helps.
K.P. answers from New York on December 14, 2009
The quality of the glasses is not really the issue... at this age you will want to invest in two pairs. What you want to consider is the fact that you will have an on-going relationship with whoever makes your child's glasses! My husband and I STILL go to the eye doctor/ eyeglass shop that he has gone to since he was 8. They know us, turn around our glasses as quickly as possible and often give us a little break financially when they can. You won't get that at a chain like Empire or Walmart. I will candidly say, however, that the chains are cheaper, so maybe invest in one "good pair" from the local shop and one "spare" from Lens Crafters.
T.R. answers from New York on December 14, 2009
Lenscrafters is where I get myself and my daughters glasses...but we donot see the DR there. Just get the script from your Dr and take it they will fill it.