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2nd Visit to Vision Source

So I went back to pick up my glasses. (read first visit to Vision Source). They fit alright, but now I wasn’t too sure if I should have picked the thicker, designer looking glasses. I’ve always been drawn to the thin metal frames…previously, they always were the ‘main’ one, and the thick ones were only occasionally. And since the thick ones were from Clearly contacts (read my post on the order from Clearly Contacts) and I didn’t order it to be thin, they were quite heavy due to high prescriptions.

This time, I paid $48 on a free set of glasses to make the lens thinner since it was going to be the only pair that I was going to have. The glasses came with a funky case, that didn’t close properly. Even ClearlyContacts with their free glasses promotion had a better casing.




I had also made an appointment with Dr. Randhawa to consult her on Orthokertology when I was going to pick up my glasses. Since I lived far, I thought might as well make it worth the trip. My appointment was at 5pm on a Saturday. At 9:30am, I got a phone call from their office. I was sleeping at the time after going to bed around 5am…o_o…The receptionist told me that there was now an open spot for 10:30am – I think. I was still half asleep, and my memory is a bit blurry, lol. I told her I wanted to keep my 5pm appointment. I didn’t tell her that it wasn’t going to be possible for me to get there by that time. Even if I could, I needed to sleep in more…hehehe.

I got to the office a minute before 5pm, a little worried that I might be late, knowing that the office closed at 5pm. However, there were still some other customers looking at glasses, and those seated in the waiting area. I didn’t see the doctor until about 5:45pm in which the doctor apologized twice. Since I wasn’t in a hurry, it didn’t bother me too much. It showed that the doctor was dedicated in genuinely helping people, since my consultation was free of charge. Of course if I decide to do the Orthokertology, she would be getting a huge payment from me.

See my comparison in my next post between Mt Pleasant Optometry (MPO) and Vision Source (VS) on Orthokertology!

Vision Source FREE Eyeglasses with Eye Exam!

2625 East 49th Avenue | Vancouver, BC | V5S 1KJ9
Tel: 604-435-3931
Monday: 11:00-7:00
Tuesday: 9:00-5:00
Wednesday: 9:00-5:00
Thursday: 11:00-7:00
Friday: 9:00-5:00
Saturday: 9:00-5:00
As a full-time graphic designer, it’s nice to have places that are open after normal business hours and on Saturdays. Unfortunately, also because I’m a graphic designer, and spend most of the day in front of a computer, my eyes tend to deteriorate quicker.
Originally, I was looking for an optometry that offered Orthokeratology which is a non-surgical alternative to lasik surgery. I was getting tired of wearing glasses, and contacts were often irritating since I suffered from dry eyes. I came upon two optometry and sent both of them an email. The other one Mt. Pleasant Optometry was kind in replying in full detail for my questions which I really appreciated. I thought about going there, but it seemed that their schedule was going to conflict with my work. So even though they answered a lot of my questions and were closer to where I lived (in fact drove by it to and from work), I chose to go with Vision Source instead.
The main reason was that I was interested in their free glasses (complete with lens and frame) when you do a full eye exam for $85. I had asked the receptionist on the phone when I made the appointment if the $85 was for a FULL eye exam and she said yes. When I did the exam, it was not the full test that I had done at several other optometry. There wasn’t the colour-blind test, or the pressure test, or those drops that dilated your pupils so much you had to wear sunglasses for the rest of the day. However, I had done one of those complete one last year, so I thought it was ok.
I asked the girl that Dr. Randhawa had assigned to me to help find a pair of glasses for me. I asked what kind of glasses would go well with my facial type/features and she said we can just try them on to see. She suggested ones that totally didn’t look good on me, and she agreed. I went straight to ones that I felt would suite me, and they did. I ended up getting the ones that I knew from the very start – as soon as I saw the rack that those would probably be the ones.Since my prescriptions were high, Dr. Randhawa suggested I get the thinner lens which would cost $48. So $85+$48 would come to a total of $133.
Considering other places charged $120:
IRIS – where I had it the year before
Mt. Pleasant Optometry- stated in their email
Lenscrafters – don’t remember how much their’s was, but I always ended up buying glasses from them which were $300-$400
So I thought it was still cheaper than anywhere else. (although ClearlyContacts is pretty cheap…it just sucks that you can’t try them on to see how it looks on you)
The girl was suppose to measure something for my eye, but she didn’t seem to know how to work the machine. So the receptionist took over. The machine wasn’t turned on…though I don’t know how she got the measurements the first time. I wondered if my glasses were going to be ok. Is this what you get when you pay less? However, Dr. Randhawa did take the time to tell me some tips on how to keep my eyes from getting worse, or how to deal with my dry eyes, so I thought that was very helpful.
The glasses at Vision Source was going to take a week, but I wasn’t in a rush, so that was ok.  When I go to pick them up, I will consult with Dr. Randhawa about Orthokeratology, so stay tuned for the update! :D
See my next visit to Vision Source here when I pick up the free glasses!

Clearly Contacts


I’ve always seen Clearly Contacts ads everywhere, and was tempted to purchase through them, but I always had doubts about the quality and service. It was also a problem that I couldn’t try them on to see how they fit, like you’d be able to do in retail.

However, Clearly Contacts was doing a free giveaway! So I only had to pay for the shipping which was about $14. It’s usually a $70 frame, but the frame and lens were FREE!

It’s a tad bit loose, but I’m pretty happy about the glasses. Better than spending $400 on a pair of glasses!
Now, I can even look a bit more like a designer with these designer-glasses. LoL.