Mom had been admiring the transition glasses that Art and I have. She goes in and out of the house and didn't like the little shades that we got her to wear on her glasses.
When we offered to take her to Sam's Club to get new glasses with transition lens, she was all for it. (This is after we priced the cost of glasses around town.)
Here are mom's old glasses.
We went to Sam's Club, met Alex the Super-Optician and chose the largest frames we could find because we knew she wanted large frames that would shield her eyes from harmful cataract causing UVs.
Well it was OK at the store but after wearing the glasses for a few days she just didn't like it. She didn't like the oblong shape. She didn't like the line of the bifocals which caused her to have to move her glasses up and down to watch TV or pull weeds, etc. She just didn't like it and that's that!
Alex read about her plight on my blog and encouraged us to bring her back and fix the problem. We finally got her to agree to it and brought her back.
This time Alex found frames that looked almost exactly like her original ones. We even got a $41.00 refund because these frames were cheaper than the one we chose earlier.
Mom was happy at the store and said the new pair that Alex chose worked better. She said they were even clearer (I'm sure because it's a more current prescription).
Keeping my fingers crossed. I'll bet Alex is too.
POSTSCRIPT: After 5 days, Mom is loving her new glasses and really loves the fact that the transitions give her an instant sunglass effect when she's outside. Phew!