replacing the ray bans

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By taking my favourite five pairs of glasses into 5 different high street opticians to get quotes for updating the prescription lenses, I learned that:

  • It’s all about selling more frames. Getting 2 new frames (Boots 2 for the price of 1 offer)  is almost always cheaper than replacing lenses in my existing frames. We’ve got some frames a bit like some of yours, why not get some new ones? I like my frames
  • Red is not an available tint.  Would you like pink instead? Do I look like someone who wears pink?
  • Graduated tint colours are not offered. Nice frames, very unusual, where did you get these Seattle
  • Anti-reflective coating only comes with a green-blue finish, not orange-red like my current finish. You can hardly see the green, I don’t see what the problem is. You’re not succeeding in selling it to me
  • Opticians are not willing to put prescriptian lenses in wrap-around frames. Don’t you get headaches from wearing these? No headaches

Style VictimI managed to get one store that would replace the lenses in my Ray Bans.

I’m going to try and find some independent opticians to see whether they are more able to customise orders.

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2 bits of lovely banter on “replacing the ray bans”

  1. Bux writes:

    I just finished watching Panorama ‘what price cheap food’….and this blog is the opthalmic version of that report. Still, it was a pretty Orwellian view of our future in the BOGOF State.

    Great blog Wendy!

    Bx

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  2. Happy Frog and I writes:

    ‘Do I look like someone who wears pink?’ I think I need to get you a t-shirt with that on. Maybe I’ll get one for me as well…

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