Nothing is more indicative of my noble spirit than the fact that I am now asking you to help Mrs. Evil Captor buy glasses. I’ve got her convinced I’m handsome, so new glasses are definitely NOT in my best interest, yet still I ask for your help.
The problem is, she went to an outfit called EyeOptique and had a really unpleasant experience. They tested her vision but she didn’t feel they did a very good job because they only tested her for nearsightedness, not farsightedness.
Also, the guy who was in charge of the frames and so forth kept trying to sell her frames that cost over $300, and she was looking for something that cost a lot less than that – closer to $100-150. She finally left without buying anything, just her exam – and they didn’t even give her a lens prescription.
She needs lenses that correct for astigmatism. She is farsighted but says simple magnifying glasses work fine for reading, so she doesn’t think she needs bifocals and (I suspect) doesnt want them, though her job involves reading a computer monitor so I think maybe they’d come in handy.
What say you, Dopers? Are there other places that offer better service (and who are they?) and a better deal? Other chains better? Wal-Mart kinda dealies? Any sellers of glasses or buyers of same out there who can help?
Also, is there some plausible way I can say that glasses that overall improve vision might uglify a strikingly handsome Signficant Other?