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Eye Glass

3 lists:
2012 -- UGA Vision Center

Stopped by the UGA Vision Center to maybe get some new lenses for some older frames I had. They still have that 30% off if you like 'em on FB deal and as it turned out I was able to get a pair of Coach animal print (OMG to match all my animal print outfits--sooo kewl!) frames with extra scratch proof lenses for $300, the lenses alone would have been $180 in my old frames so what the hey. For barely $100 more I got the frames and the year guarantee, and since I opted for the extra scratch proof lenses they are replaced forever if I scratch 'em. Such a deal and OMG they are animal print to boot! LOL :) And Janice went thru the entire store frame by frame picking out kewl ones for me to try on with the animal print and such til she found these. Of course I wanted those Prada sunglasses frames but they can't have old lady lenses put in them like I need so oh well. hehehe Just wanted to sing their praises. I might even get them as soon as tomorrow if they have the lenses in stock. Can't beat that!! It was just a great experience from registration to vision center to cashier. Met a lot of nice, friendly folks who made me feel like I was a VIP customer. They really do have some awesome frames including some Gucci and others with that teal/aquamarine color that is just gorgeous. Those are next after I save up another year or three.

My daughter and I had the same awesome experience at the UGA Vision Center. Can't say enough good things about them. They have a huge selection of frames to choose from the service is excellent. We were able to go during the price frames and also received the like facebook for another percentage off. So the deals were fantastic. The location is great and they have the most up to date technology also.

    2011
  • I decided to try out the UHC clinic since it's super-close to me on campus and that will save me a bunch of time. It looks like a comprehensive eye exam and the contacts exam will run me a grand total of $55, which I believe is less than I was paying at LensCrafters (not to mention saves me a few bucks here and there for gas).

    I would like to give a big thank you to our very own Vision Clinic. I recently went to my regular eye doctor and unfortunately, even after 3 visits, he was unable to get my prescription right. After reading the posts from the UGAStaff list, I made my appointment with our Vision Clinic. The sample lenses they gave me to use until my prescription lenses come in are so much better than any of the lenses my former eye doctor gave me. I hope I can make it clear...the temporary lenses I am wearing are NOT my correct prescription. They gave me temporary lenses that were the closest to my prescription that they had in stock...until my correct prescription lenses come in. These new temporary lenses are already better than anything my former doctor gave me.

    I highly recommend the UGA Vision Clinic. The staff members answered all of my questions and made sure to give me the best possible customer service.

  • America's Best on Epps Bridge also got several rave reviews for their 2 pair of glasses for $69 deal (eye exam included right now - at least that's what a commercial I saw last night said). I may go check them out for new glasses. Additional comments: "The exam is 69.00, but if you join the vision club plan for 99.00 your exams are covered for 3 years, which I did. I have not purchased my contacts there yet but they assure me that they are much lower than Lenscrafters. You can give them at call at 706-433-0311."
  • Five Points Eye Care got 3 positive recs (one specificially - "We recently moved to Five Points Eye Care and have been very pleased with them. I went at the recommendation of several coworkers. They were very good with my children, as well. My 14 year old son just got glasses and contacts and they were very patient with him teaching him how to put them in and how to care for them. I was very impressed.") but it was mentioned they were on the expensive side for glasses & contacts. Five Points Eye Care is not in network for HD PPO.
  • Dr. Eric Kinard got 2 positive rec (Kinard, Eric T OD - Athens Eye Care; (706) 353-2119; 1137 Cedar Shoals Dr, Athens, GA)
  • Keller, Crymes, DeMarco and Sams (who are located in the little office park across Jefferson Highway from the Country Club) got 1 positive rec Victor Crosby got 1 positive rec (specifically, "My family goes and is very happy with Victor Crosby. He and his staff are great.")
  • 1 negative rec against Dr. Blue (specifically that the staff does all the work and the doctors don't spend much time with you, just enough to sign off on Rxs)
  • America's Best on Epps Bridge also got several rave reviews for their 2 pair of glasses for $69 deal (eye exam included right now - at least that's what a commercial I saw last night said). I may go check them out for new glasses. Additional comments: "The exam is 69.00, but if you join the vision club plan for 99.00 your exams are covered for 3 years, which I did. I have not purchased my contacts there yet but they assure me that they are much lower than Lenscrafters. You can give them at call at 706-433-0311."
    (1-2010)
  • The University Health Center has a vision clinic that is open to all faculty, staff, their dependents,
    students, and their spouses/partners. They get good reviews on their customer satisfaction surveys.
    I'm not certain what the exam costs are, but I think they are close to what you mention in your
    message. Here's a link to their website: http://www.uhs.uga.edu/services/vision_clinic.html
    Their phone number is 542-5617.

    (1-2009)

      These are the recommendations I received for a good place to buy inexpensive glasses
      (when I already have a prescription).
    • Adams Optics offered lens & frames for $99 (4 recommendations)
    • One Way Eye glasses off Broad Street- 69.99 for lens and frames. (3 recommendations)
    • I saw an add that Sears has two pair for 100.00 (1 recommendation)
    • zennioptical.com I got a good pair or sunglasses for $20 or $25 with
      shipping and all. (you can get glasses for as little as $8 and it is Clark Howard recommended) (1 recommendation)
    • Sam's Club
    • I've been able to get good deals at Pearl. If your insurance doesn't cover it, let them know because
      they gave me a discount.
    • Lens Crafters are good, but expensive

      I used Lens Crafters and even with the uga discount they were more expensive than Adams --
      which is where I ended up going because one of the lenses was scratched, so I said "no thanks."

    • I saw this on TV a few weeks ago: http://www.twopair.com/