In a blog post last September, I ranted about an experience I had buying new glasses. The rant had to do with arbitrary discounts and contrived sale pricing.
What I didn’t mention in that post is I actually purchased two pair of glasses. One pair was for everyday outside activities such as driving, dining, or watching a movie. The other pair was for use only at my desk — working on the computer and close-up work. I didn’t mention that each pair of glasses uses expensive progressive lenses sometimes called no-line bifocals.
I picked out new frames for the outdoor glasses but decided to reuse frames I already had for my close-up pair. They were expensive frames when I bought them and in great condition. Plus, since no one ever sees me in them, I thought they’d work just fine.
They did until four weeks ago. The old frames broke! So back to the optical store I went in hopes of finding a solution. Continue reading