So last weekend, I got my eyes all checked out and got my new prescription. Armed with my $400 FSA contribution, I headed over to Pearle Vision to get me some shades. They had a BOGO sale advertised in the store, so I picked out a beautiful pair of Michael Kohrs sunglasses and a pretty bland, but nice pair of regular glasses. My boyfriend and I "checked out" with a staff member. The frames cost around $220, and I was happy to hear that I was eligible for a discount on my glasses because of my health insurance (this discount is through Pearle Vision, not my insurance). The total came to around $290, and I thought, well, that's not bad for two pairs of glasses. As we looked at the paperwork, we realized they didn't take off the BOGO sale, so I asked about that. I was told that I couldn't do the BOGO sale if I also got a discount. I was a little peeved that I wasn't told this beforehand, but I saved more money with the 40% insurance discount than I would have with the BOGO sale. So fine.
So today I go to pick up my glasses and only the sunglasses were there. When I asked about the second pair, she apologized, said she didn't see that I'd picked out a second pair the other day and told me they hadn't been ordered. My receipt reads:
- Michael Kohrs Montego $229.95
- Ophthalmic Lenses $119
I thought the second line was the second pair of glasses, but its just the lenses to go in the Michael Kohrs frame. Grr. Its my fault for not asking more questions, but I am peeved at the sales people in the store. The woman who helped me did not once go over all the charges with me. Again, I should have asked, but still, is it too much to expect her to tell me what I'm paying for? Anyway...
She said I could get another pair of glasses for around $90-$150 or so, but I declined. I'm going to call my health insurance and see if I'm eligible for a free pair or if I can switch out the lenses in my regular glasses. Since I didn't get glasses last year, I'm probably due for something.I am so happy! See all these meters? There are probably 40-50 meters here, and I'm finally getting rid of them! My sister's friend is a nurse and has graciously agreed to take these off my hands and put them to good use. So Becca, if you're reading this hon, they're headed your way (plus some other goodies). Thank you!