Anybody use Warby Parker glasses?

drmordo

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When I noticed that my PD wasn’t on my prescription at Vision Clinic, the guy fitting my glasses told me that it “wasn’t part of my prescription” so that I wasn’t entitled to it.

I think this is a common practice as opto places make much of their money from overpriced glasses. They know we want to order cheap glasses online, so they withhold the PD to make it harder to order.

When I got my first prescription a few years back, I didn't know I needed the PD. So I called them to ask for it, and the receptionist actually laughed and said the doctor never gives out the PD. I left bad feedback on Google and Yelp and reported them to my insurance company and eventually they did actually contact me and tried to reschedule me to measure my PD. I told them to screw off.
 

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Beat me to it. Do these ad execs live in a bubble?

Kinda sorry I even went there to see what the what. Suppose there might be folks ready to explain the fabulousness of the Percey model, etc. sheesh.

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Bromley, anyone? Anyone?
 

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I think this is a common practice as opto places make much of their money from overpriced glasses. They know we want to order cheap glasses online, so they withhold the PD to make it harder to order.

When I got my first prescription a few years back, I didn't know I needed the PD. So I called them to ask for it, and the receptionist actually laughed and said the doctor never gives out the PD. I left bad feedback on Google and Yelp and reported them to my insurance company and eventually they did actually contact me and tried to reschedule me to measure my PD. I told them to screw off.
I can understand the argument expressed above that PD is part of the process of fitting a particular frame to the wearer's face, usually done by an optician or optician tech, rather than by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. The laws of some states--Alaska and Massachusetts, for example--require that the prescription include the PD. Other states do not. Here is a link to a summary of state laws on optometry, which are as almost as varied and peculiar as state liquor laws.

What I have noticed over several decades is that my PD has usually been 71, regardless of the frames.
 

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I've had my pair for 3 or 4 years now. Very happy with them, the customer service & the whole process. Design-wise I think they offered more that spoke to me than most. A brick & mortar shop opened up in town so I guess that's a sign of their growth.
 

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I've purchased my last 4 pairs of eyeglasses from Eye Buy Direct. They're all the same prescription, with either bifocals or progressive lenses - just different frame styles. And all 4 total cost less than a single pair through my optometrist's office (even after insurance).
They look like a great deal - but the model on their pages wears glasses without the lensing - I think that is some endorsement.
 

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I think this is a common practice as opto places make much of their money from overpriced glasses. They know we want to order cheap glasses online, so they withhold the PD to make it harder to order.

When I got my first prescription a few years back, I didn't know I needed the PD. So I called them to ask for it, and the receptionist actually laughed and said the doctor never gives out the PD. I left bad feedback on Google and Yelp and reported them to my insurance company and eventually they did actually contact me and tried to reschedule me to measure my PD. I told them to screw off.
When Zenni explained what PD is I measured mine. It was easy, and now I know what it is.
 

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I think Zenni and EyeBuyDirect allow you to print out the tool to measure your own Pupillary Distance.

The hard part for me has always been to get a physical copy of my prescription - my local optometrists also have their own in-house "frame specialists," whom I assume are working on commission, as they always push the more expensive frames. Even with my really good vision insurance, they are always several times more expensive than what I can get online (without my insurance).
 

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I'm wearing Warbys right now - just readers, they were $99, fit and look and work much better than the beginner pair I got in a CVS.
I had a free exam at a Warby store and will probably spring for progressive lenses from them soon - I think it is $400 for a pair. To the guy mocking the styles - they have a ton of styles and don't separate them into "mens" and "womens" so you can just pick what works for you. Maybe I'll check out Costco based on this thread though! Tele players always have good ideas.
 




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