The eyeglasses store is rapidly becoming one of our most frequent trips. Between adjustments, prescription changes, and scratched lens replacements, I think I visit the place as often as I visit to Target. I did a quick count and came up with at least 8 trips since the start of 2008. Luckily, they have a nice play area and an aquarium that entertains Zoe whenever she’s there. Oh, and they give her stickers. She’s a fan.
This last trip was to see if we should replace Zoe’s left lens that now has a scratch running down the center. They agreed that they would replace it, but said they’d need to send the glasses in (why they need to this time, but didn’t need to last time, I don’t know). The woman also said that she didn’t think Zoe would notice it – being farsighted means that things like that are less noticeable, and it’s a very thin scratch. Since Zoe now really likes wearing her glasses, and we have another ophthalmologist appointment in less than 2 months, if not sooner, and I’m betting she’ll change the prescription at that visit, I decided not to make Zoe go without the glasses for a week.
While I was there, I also asked about clip-on sunglasses. They said that clip-ons – even custom ones – just don’t fit glasses as small as Zoe’s, which is why they recommend the transition lenses. Disappointing, since I imagine clip-ons would be less expensive. We’re holding off until after the next eye doctor visit before deciding whether to get them. It’s rainy enough in MN in the spring that I think Zoe will be ok.
I’m sure we’ll be back to the glasses store again in no time.