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New glasses and a world of difference!

September 7th, 2012 at 04:45 pm

Today I was finally able to pick up my new eyeglasses.

Wow, what a difference in my vision!

It has been a few years since I upgraded them and yes, there were 3 prominent and visible scratches smack dab in the center of the lenses on my old pair of glasses.

I hated those old glasses. Sitting at the computer I'd have to raise my head up so i was reading out of the very bottom of the lense, and this would consistently give me terrible neck-aches. If I read a book, I got into the habit of simply taking my glasses off and then reading the print from about 6 inches away.

Both the old pair and the new pair are progressive lenses, but with the new pair, I see great....far away, mid-distance, like my computer monitor and even reading a book. I can do it all! What's going on????

Was my former optometrist's assistant that much of a clutz??

But let me tell one thing the new optician at Pearle Vision did that I did NOT like, and I should have insisted...

I was trying out the new pair of glasses there and I asked if I could have one of those special cloths they give you to clean the lenses. He said sure. He pulled one out. It was wrapped on some sort of container. He began taking it out as he explained that I could use it to clean my glasses or clean my cell phone. I interrupted and told him he didn't need to take it out (I mean, I think I know how to use a cloth!!!) but he did so anyway. He also took out his personal cell phone and proceeded to demonstrate how to use the cloth to wipe the cell phone clean. Then he proceeded to give me the used cloth. And we all know how many germs are swimming on cell phones! I told him I didn't want it after he cleaned his phone with it, and he said it's ok. So I took it rather than make a fuss.

I thought about it later and I wish I HAD made a fuss. I mean, I just spent like several hundred dollars on a new pair of glasses, and then he gives me a cloth after he used it on his own phone?? Is that gross or am I over-reacting? Really gross, I think.

I turned in version 3 of the brochure for the PR agency. So far, I've grossed about $1400 (about 35 hours) from working on it and it hasn't even made it to the client yet! Incredibly tedious to me, but if they're paying me, who am I to complain?

There will still be plenty of edits I'm sure once the client sees it. I still find it difficult to anticipate whether or not I will get the permannent 2 day a week job based on my performance on this brochure. It all depends on if she thinks I'm picking up enough to do a decent job. I really don't know as I'm not too accustomed to working in this fashion, although I have worked for several agencies before.

After turning the brochure in around 1:30 pm, I hightailed it out of here to run a few errands: I returned some capris that were too big on me to Sears and got a credit, I got the aforementioned eyeglasses at Pearle Vision, got 2 cantaloupes for .99 ea at Aldi's, got a free can of Wellness and some dried salmon treats for the cats at Petco and then I went to Wal-Mart where I ended up splurging on 2 fall tops for about $25. Then I went to pick up J. at work and drive him home. He paid me today for the week, $160 for four days of driving. I also got a $40 check in the mail for a recent product study I did.

7 Responses to “New glasses and a world of difference!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I think cleaning his cell phone with your cloth WAS gross. Nasty man.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I think using the cloth on his cell phone and then giving it to you was very unhygenic. He should know better working in an eye care store. You don't want any of those germs getting into your eyes. That's a major source of catching an infection.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Terrible customer service in my mind. He should have exchanged it for you! If you are back that way you might let them know about the poor service.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I agree, that is gross!

  5. Shiela Says:


  6. starfishy Says:

    that is really gross - glad you contacted the store and got a new one and hopefully prevented future customers from dealing with that sloppy customer service.

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