Some of you may remember my near-death experiences this summer when Sears Optical manipulated my prism glasses prescription by changing my prescription, an act of medical malpractice. Today's 60 Minutes program shows how Luxottica, which owns Lens Crafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut, Sears Optical, Target Optical and many other US eyewear retailers is skewing the market for eyeglasses and charging up to 20 times of their cost for glasses. Not only does Luxottica not train its opticians in how to measure glasses for strabismics and amblyopes, it's overcharging you. Beware!
Thanks for sharing. I had a very frustrating time with Sears before I knew I was an alternating esotrope. In fact, no optometrist or optition ever explained my condition to me, save the two with developmental training I went to for vision therapy. It's sad that so few lack this basic knowledge.
Thanks for posting this.