logo

Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
LoreenBarton, amyispretty, Akeem Koss, healthiswealth, LamRoy
58383 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,524
Posts848,314
Members58,383
Most Online449
Mar 28th, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 56
Advertising
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames #740558
01/14/12 12:30 AM
01/14/12 12:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
I am exploring ways to get financial assistance with eye care, since it's not usually covered in one's health insurance.

I need an exam, new frames and lenses. My old glasses are around five years old and really scratched up. I like the frames, but they are getting pretty worn. New ones would be nice. I plan to keep these old ones as backup.

my first step to finding cheap eye care has been to contact my local Lions Club. I met with a member who gave me a simple two page application to fill out stating my financial need. I did not have to produce supporting paperwork at this time.

The Lions member told me they will meet next thursday and review the applications. So that is where I am at in this process. I will keep reporting on how it goes here.

Anyone ever use Lions Club support for eye care or glasses? Know of any other ways to get cheap eye care?

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #742221
01/22/12 09:05 PM
01/22/12 09:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,271
Grayson, GA
Maria - Prime Time TV Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Maria - Prime Time TV  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,271
Grayson, GA
I never even knew that the Lions Club could help with eyecare! That is a great idea Jill. I will see if I can dig up anywhere else that provides help.

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #742786
01/25/12 08:35 PM
01/25/12 08:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
That would be great, Maria! Any info you can add would be very welcome.

My update - my friend who turned in her app at the same time as i got her approval letter and already had her eye exam. When i called to ask about my letter, they said it must have got lost in the mail. They (Lions Club people) promised to send me a new one.

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #742807
01/25/12 09:27 PM
01/25/12 09:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,358
Huron, South Dakota
Diana-Exotic Pets Editor Offline
Koala
Diana-Exotic Pets Editor  Offline
Koala
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,358
Huron, South Dakota
That is why it is important to hold on to any old glasses you might have and deposit them in your local lions club collection basket. Often you will see the collection bins at local business that are owned by Lion's Club members. Not only do they help people with limited resources but people around the world that have no chance otherwise of ever getting their vision corrected. These glasses can be reconditioned and matched with people with the same prescriptions. I believe they collection hearing aids as well. Contact your local Lions Club for more information. I have worked closely with the Lion's Club in the past, they are a great organization.

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #742874
01/26/12 06:18 AM
01/26/12 06:18 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Diana, thank you for the great inside information!

I will add an update when I (hopefully) get my letter of authorization for an eye exam!

Although I am not looking forward to the puff test. I suppose it must be done. frown

Also that dilation thing. Makes me nauseous to think on it. frown

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #744653
02/05/12 12:04 AM
02/05/12 12:04 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Finally, I received my acceptance letter from the Lions Club for me to get a free eye exam and glasses! YAY! My next step is to take my letter to the Cottonwood, AZ Old Town Mission (I will be there on monday) before 4pm.

I then need to make an appointment with the eye dr of my choice - i think. if so, I will choose the clinic here in Camp Verde.

when that is done, the lenses and frames part is next. the exam and frame will be free, and i am not sure if there will be any sort of fee for the lenses.

So, my immediate steps - bring acceptance letter to Old Town Mission, and set up an eye exam appointment.

I will keep reporting back on all this, in case this info will be helpful to others.

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #744911
02/06/12 03:17 PM
02/06/12 03:17 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 208
Urbana Illinois
D
Dean - Vision Issues Offline
Shark
Dean - Vision Issues  Offline
Shark
D
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 208
Urbana Illinois
Hi, Jilly.
I am posting this information for your readers as another option.
Looks like you have discovered a great way for finding your needed eye ware. Great job!

Here are two online companies that were reviewed by a guest author in the vision issues site.

BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!


Dean Ingalls, Vision Issues Editor

vision issues homepage

vision issues forum

Remember to sign-up for the Vision Issues Newsletter to get weekly updates!
Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #746378
02/15/12 06:50 AM
02/15/12 06:50 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
I am so excited! I picked out my next frames! They are a really cool plastic frame by esprit in a dark brown and blue tone. I will report more on this later, but did want to share my excitement. The Old Town Mission really has some lovely frames to choose from!

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #746609
02/16/12 04:40 AM
02/16/12 04:40 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
When I got my letter from the Lions Club, it said to call the Old Town Mission and have them make me an appointment for an eye exam. I now have an eye exam for the 29th! And my frames are picked out, which usually you do not do until after the exam, but things did not go in order this particular time.

So at this point i need my exam at the end of the month, and then i get an appointment for my frames in the middle of march, and at that point order the lenses. Any lenses over $50 i have to pay out of pocket. I am guessing those under 50 will be plastic lenses, and i will need glass, plus antiglare and UV coatings - so I do not know what it will come to. But it's looking like I won't have glasses until april in any case.

Re: Frugal Eye Exams Lenses and Frames [Re: Jilly] #748643
02/29/12 04:27 AM
02/29/12 04:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
My eye exam has been moved to March 22, which is fine. I am still afraid of the puff test and eye drops.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jilly 

Brand New Posts
Summer Solstice - St John's Day
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/21/18 09:57 PM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/21/18 08:17 PM
Red Planet Reports
by Angie. 06/21/18 07:00 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Angie. 06/21/18 06:59 PM
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Angie. 06/21/18 06:58 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/21/18 01:16 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/21/18 01:11 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/21/18 01:03 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/21/18 12:59 PM
Art on the Moon – Fallen Astronaut *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/20/18 08:55 PM
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Mona - Astronomy), 118 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1