I try to be brand neutral for the most part on my site. I may tell you what brands I like and why, but I also respect there are a lot of different options and what is good for one optician or patient may not be as good for another patient. I started to share this information just on my Facebook page but decided to put something on here as well.
If you are needing new glasses and can get to a location over the next week to take advantage of this, I highly recommend you do.
The Ultimate Lens Package promotion is ending January 31st. This promotion has been really good for us in the sense that it has helped a lot of our patients be able to purchase two pairs of glasses for an affordable price. It hasn’t been great from a business perspective, which may be why some locations didn’t really like it. It created more work for the opticians, as well as more time spent with the patient without a real fiscal gain. I loved it though because it truly benefited the patient.
Here’s how it worked……if you bought the qualifying items in your first set of glasses, you would get the second set of lenses completely free, you just had to pay for the frame. To help our patients out, we would still give them the second pair discount and give them 20% off their frame.
There is a single vision option; Eyezen as well as a progressive (no line multifocal) option; Varilux X. It can be combined with insurance. Our VSP patients often took advantage of the promotion.
You do have to get Transitions lenses in the first pair. If you haven’t been a fan of transitions in the past, I would highly recommend the Graphite Green color. Another option for single vision lens wearer is to go with a fun new color like Sapphire, just pick one that matches your frame colors. If you give the transitions a whirl for 30 days and determine you just don’t like them, because the promotion is sponsored by Essilor, you can have them remade in a clear pair as long as you let the office know in a reasonable amount of time. We generally said between 30-60 days to let us know.
The second pair can be another regular everyday pair with or without transitions, it can be an occupational pair, or a great sunglass complete with polarized lenses, including fun colors like Xperio UV lenses
. Occupational lenses, for those who don’t know, are designed for someone who spends a lot of time focused on the intermediate portion such as reading music or sitting at a desktop computer for long periods of time. If you are doing that, make sure your optician does a modified version of the Varilux x for your occupational lens, not just do a single vision or even the Essilor computer. We have the modified Varilux X is more comfortable, especially for those patients who sit and use multiple monitors at work.
It is ending soon so if you’re in the Kansas City Area you can come see me. You’re also welcome to go see any essilor provider. To locate an office near you, feel free to use the location finder to find a location this next week to help you. https://www.essilorusa.com/get-lenses/where-to-buy#/
Please note, while this may seem like an Essilor advertisement, it is not. I am not getting any compensation for posting this post. I’m doing it because I feel like it was a great promotion and it’s ending in a week so I wanted to make sure it was known it was ending. If you are reading this AFTER the promotion ended, I know they have another promotion starting February 1st but it isn’t as great of a deal for the patient. Always remember to ask your optician if there are any promotions you can take advantage of, especially if you are purchasing multiple pairs.
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I have been an optician for over 20 years now. I have a passion for finding you the perfect pair(s) of eyeglasses to meet your everyday needs as well as educating the consumer on everything eyewear related. More focus needs to be on the lenses and lens options than on the frame, but the frame has to suit you and your personality as well.
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