For the past few years, my husband has been doing a whole lot of squinting. He squints when looking at menus at fast food joints, he squints to read his Bible, he squints when looking out yonder. Of course, being the manly, rugged fella he is, he has refused to admit to needing glasses. Until now……
A campaign came open to me as a Walmart Mom, allowing us to check out the vision center at Walmart. I told my husband that it was a sign. It was time for him to get his eyes checked. He would be renewing his license soon and cost was no longer an issue. He finally buckled and agreed. See, he hasn’t been to the eye doctor since he was a little boy and he’s about to turn 42.
When we arrived at the doctor’s office, I’d say he was a tiny bit nervous. He went in though and got his exam done. He was surprised about two things; 1) the puff of air they blow in your eye and 2) how much clearer he could see through some of the glass pieces during examination. That’s just confirmation that he did need them. It turns out that he was in need of ‘trifocals’. He was not thrilled to say the least. Of course he also thought he could see just fine. He heard words like astigmatism, trifocals, wear them all the time, and he pretty much sat in confusion. lol
It was time to pick a frame. I have never seen anyone pick a frame as fast as he did. He knew that he didn’t want to spend much money on them so he browsed the $9-39 frames. After trying on 2 pair of glasses, he found his frame. FOR $9 bucks!! He honestly didn’t like himself in any of them but felt okay in these. All he cared about was how I thought he looked. They made him try on the frames and look straight ahead. They marked the glasses where his pupils were and said it would be a few days before they came in. He got progressive trifocals with UV protection.
Overall, our visit went smooth and quite fast. In fact, if I had a complaint, it would be that they didn’t spend enough time on us. I’m all about getting us in and out but for a man that has never worn glasses or even knew what his prescription meant, it would have been nice to have more of an explanation on it all. I also didn’t realize that it would take so long to get them. I figured a couple of days but didn’t think it would be 7 days. Despite those two tiny complaints, we had a great experience. The contacts exam and shopping went just as well. They have some very budget friendly contact lenses out from Equate.
I’m so glad my cowboy got glasses. He is so surprised at how clear everything is! And the contacts are fitting nicely and not drying out like so many do. All in all, it was a good trip!
What do you think? Not bad for a $9 frame huh??
Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with compensation and gift card in return for my time & efforts to create this post. Opinions are my own, always.