Hola loyal reader. Join Bruce and Mary as they foray into the world of eye care, in Merida. As usual for those of you email subscribers who wish to view these posts from the original blog-site, please click here.
I’m not blind without my eyeglasses but it sure adds a lot of guesswork when I go without. I originally got glasses about 10 years ago or so, for night driving, as I was experiencing the “halo” effect. And, of course, age does not improve vision for us mere mortals. So after losing a lens at this year’s MDD and then totally demolishing my old back-up glasses at the beach upon our return, I (actually, Mary, as she was tired of my whining) decided to do some shopping. We are fortunate as down Calle 56, just a few blocks from us, is a mecca of Opticas. We stopped at a number of them and using cheapness (surprised?) as our guide we chose Buena Vista Optica and here is our experience.
I am sporting my new glasses. After the exam, Jorge raced next door to the lab – 10 minutes later I could see again and I like this prescription a lot better than the old one. The total cost, including exam? 490P, about $42USD. This is for the base level glasses of which there were plenty. Fancier glasses, including titanium frames, can range up to 2800P and of course he offers bifocals and other options. I also ordered clip-on UV blocking and Polarized sunglasses (I cannot find these in the states anymore) which were cut to the exact size of my glasses for 150P. And on our own we went next door to the lab for a back-up pair. I presented the old pair that I had destoyed and had them cut and install those lenses into the perfectly good frame missing the lens….for 50P, about $4.20. Que Bueno!
Thanks for visiting gentle reader. Bruce and Mary hope that their Meridano friends in need of glasses give Jorge a shot. As usual Bruce appreciates any and all commentary. Hasta Pronto!