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Old 08-14-2012, 02:07 AM   #4871
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the driver's insurance company will work something out with the victim's insurance for a divided settlement since they both could be blamed for the fault.

then they"ll charge the driver more for insurance, and raise overall rates for personal medical insurance for everyone to make up the loss.

insurance companies only make money, never lose any.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:02 AM   #4872
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Ask the optometrist for your pupilary distance. He/she might not give it to you, but it's worth asking.

You can buy more glasses, cheap, online once you have your prescription. I bought two pairs of glasses with bifocals that cost me a total of less than Cdn $85, including shipping! The pair of reading glasses I bought at the optometrist cost over Cdn $500.
That is a great idea, thanks Taxy

Once I have my script next Monday, I will look into that
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:03 AM   #4873
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Kylie, hope you find the frames you like...maybe you should splurge and get one just black, and another a fun color that you like.
Thanks Cheryl

I did manage to find 2 pairs I really like at Specsavers

You can get 2 pairs of designers glasses for $199.00...that is pretty good...they come with the single lens too

Both are black, I just think black suits with my dark brown hair
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:31 AM   #4874
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That is a great idea, thanks Taxy

Once I have my script next Monday, I will look into that
Make sure she writes ALL the information on your script and that all the writing is legible before you leave the office.

Going online to look at frames is a great idea. There are several sites. Since glasses are considered a medical device, you may have to restrict your sites to Australia. Shipping them between countries involves customs. And that is a pain in the butt big time. Just sending a thick letter to Canada from the States can bring on all sorts of headaches. And remember, you don't have to buy your glasses from your optometrist. You can take your script anywhere you want. Even ordering them on line. Optometrists make their money on selling the glasses. Not on eye exams. So the markup is fairly high.

I have been wearing glasses for 65 years. So I have gone through buying glasses and all the problems that go with getting a good fit and what I want.

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Old 08-14-2012, 04:39 AM   #4875
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Thank you Addie

Wow 65 years of wearing glasses...do you wear them just for reading Addie?
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:59 AM   #4876
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Thank you Addie

Wow 65 years of wearing glasses...do you wear them just for reading Addie?
No. I have infinity lenses for one pair. That is to see far off. And then I have bifocals for the computer and reading. My infinity lens are Transitional lenses. They turn into sunglasses whenever I step outside. Even though my medical plan pays for my glasses, it costs me an additional $60 to have the Transitional lens. I love them. I just can't imagaine not having them. I am totally unaware of when they darken and then when they turn back into regular lens.

I use my reading glasses for the computer, but if I am reading or doing my sewing, I don't use them at all. It is just easier to work without them. Drives folks crazy when they watch me. I am doing some very fine stitches right now on a piece of embroidery. If I had my glasses on, I couldn't do the work. My right lens on my infinity lens is like a Coke bottle. I wonder if I would get back a nickel if I turned them in? My left eye is my lazy eye. I don't use it at all. In fact I have always seen better if I just close it if I want to see something clearer.

Right now I am waiting for my catarac surgery. Twice I have gone, and twice I ended up in the ER instead of surgery. They say the third time is a charm. I hope so.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:07 AM   #4877
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How long have you had to wait for your cataract surgery? It sounds like you have had a few issues with it all
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:19 AM   #4878
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How long have you had to wait for your cataract surgery? It sounds like you have had a few issues with it all
Since March. I have some heart related problems and they have to make sure my heart can stand the surgery. But I should hear at the end of this month about the next attempt. I think we have all the problems worked out. the last time I had a blood pressure problem. I have lost a lot of weight and was being over medicated for it. As a result, I had a BP crash when I went in for the preop workup. They have changed the dosage and Friday I went in for some tests for my BP. I passed them all with flying colors. So now it looks like a go. I am just waiting to hear from the surgeon as to when she can fit me on her schedule AGAIN!
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the driver's insurance company will work something out with the victim's insurance for a divided settlement since they both could be blamed for the fault.

then they"ll charge the driver more for insurance, and raise overall rates for personal medical insurance for everyone to make up the loss.

insurance companies only make money, never lose any.
I recently thought, "Instead of having phone insurance, I should be putting the money in a piggy bank." I could easily buy a new phone or two with the money I would have. And all the money I've paid into car insurance and never had to use would buy me a pretty decent car. Too bad that's not optional...
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #4880
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I recently thought, "Instead of having phone insurance, I should be putting the money in a piggy bank." I could easily buy a new phone or two with the money I would have. And all the money I've paid into car insurance and never had to use would buy me a pretty decent car. Too bad that's not optional...
I don't know what the law is where you live. Here, in Quebec, we have "no fault" insurance and must carry liability insurance, but we are not obliged to have "two way" insurance. If I don't want to pay to insure my car, I don't have to do so. I can buy cheaper "one way" insurance that just covers my liability.
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