Kids Glasses - where do you buy them and about how much do you spend?
So Max got his first pair of glasses in october. We went to an opthamologist since our insurnace requires that they are MDs. After insurance we ended up spending about $250. (ouch!) They were pricy but really cute black and lime green plastic frames. They had a warrenty on them similar to cell phones. It doesn't cover it if you totally lose them, but if they break they are covered. Well guess what? He lost them. We have a strict rule of "In your case or on your face" but apparently the case with the glasses in them fell out of his backpack somewhere. So we need glasses. We went to walmart. Poly lens with anti scratch $49 + the cost of frames (the frames we liked were about $68-78). Sounds great, but none of the glasses fit him right. If they fit in the temples, the ear pieces were so long that after we would of had them adjusted, they would have stuck out below his ears and shown when looking at him straight on. So we went to Meijer since we don't have any other chain places in town. They had tons of really cute girls frames, but not much for boys or unisex. We did end up buying there because the price was just soo good. We got two complete pairs of glasses for $100. I spent an extra $10 on one pair for rush delivery.
Does anyone use any of the other major eye dr chains like Dr Tavel, Eye Glass World, or One Hour Optical? How are their prices? Do they have cute kids frames? I'm thinking we may not buy from the MD eye dr anymore and stick to chain places for glasses purchases.