What a bargain!

I have good news to report. My recent eye exam went well.

I show no signs of glaucoma or macular degeneration, two conditions that can lead to blindness. I do have cataracts in both eyes, but they don’t impede my vision. There is no need for cataract surgery at this time.

My vision is quite good. 20/30 in my left eye, and 20/40 in my right eye. Dr. Young told me to buy reading glasses online. They should be +2.00.

So, I ordered a set of 5 reading glasses and 5 pouches from Amazon. The entire set cost $18 plus tax. What a bargain! Shipping was free, because we are Prime members. They were made in China and shipped from Ohio. They got to Hawaii in no time. They fit me perfectly.

All of this for only $18:

I have reading glasses next to my sofa, where I read the newspaper, iPhone, and tablet.

And there are glasses in my purse.

However, I still use my previous glasses, which are weaker, for the desktop computer.

That leaves me with 3 unused reading glasses, which are stored in my bedroom drawer. They will be used when the other glasses are scratched or broken.

I just love them!

19 Responses to “What a bargain!”

  1. DavidH Says:

    You really know how to stretch your medical dollars. If you had prescription glasses made you could easily spend $100.00 per pair. I agree with you. Those glasses are a bargain!

  2. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Great bargain. Glad your eyes are so good. Have fun with your new glasses! Valerie

  3. Doug M Says:

    I like the colorful stems, and I love a good bargain! Good for you Gigi. I hope they last you a long while. 😎♥️👍

  4. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …I have +2.00 in every room of the house that I get at Costco.

  5. Christine Says:

    Always good to have spares. I have progressives which are expensive. My backup is an old pair which is not quite the same prescription. I should get another pair

  6. marmeladegypsy Says:

    Congratulations, Gigi! That’s excellent news. And I love that you have the extra glasses. Before I got my prescription ones, I did just the same thing!

  7. Hank Chapin Says:

    I am in the same boat but nowhere near as organized as you are. I tend to be loosey-goosey (on purpose really), and I doubt if you are. Chacun à son goût. Your way is better, but whaddayagonnado? I buy my reading glasses at Longs. Never thought of going on line. Maybe I will next times. My number would be 2.75 or 3.00. You are quite right about the computer because it is not at the same distance from your eyes as a book, newspaper, or magazine would be. In my case, cataract removal looms ahead this summer.

  8. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Wonderful news on your eye exam and that is quite the deal you got on the glasses. Like you I have several pair so they are in each room and handy .

  9. Elephant's Child Says:

    WONDERFUL news. And a great score too.

  10. DeniseinVA Says:

    Congratulations on your eye exam. I order similar glasses, three of them I use for the computer laptop as it has a blue filter in them that stops my eyes getting tired after a few minutes.

  11. Olga Says:

    That sounds like very good vision to me. After cataract surgery I have 20/20 vision in my right eye, but I cannot read without reading glasses. In some ways I was better off when I had to wear glasses all the time, but my prescription was very expensive. I keep reading glasses in every room. I tried hanging a pair on a chain, but they just got in my way, I also have a pair of prescription glasses since my left eye still has quite poor vision, but I can’t wear them after the detached retina. I will get a new prescription in June when I see my ophthalmologist in June.

  12. Linda Reeder Says:

    I was relieved when I had a thorough eye exam recently – no degenerative eye disease so far. I wear my prescription glasses all of the time.

  13. AC Says:

    I get along without both for distance and reading. Not perfect but well enough for the present.

  14. Nancy Chan Says:

    Good buy. I too need to have my eyes checked and get a new pair of glasses.

  15. Granny Annie Says:

    Like you I have sets of reading glasses positioned all over my house, in m purse and in my vehicle.

  16. Iris Flavia Says:

    Those are the times. First of all: Yay your eyes are not in danger!
    But having a Brother who´s an old-fashioned optometrist it kinda hurts a bit how his profession goes down the drain a bit. Well, these are times, a changing, right.

  17. De Says:

    Does your eyes get tired reading on the computer? I use blue light reading glasses and it helps. I’m also like you where I have reading glasses all over the place and keep them in my bag for when I’m out and about.

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