(this is apparently letter writing week for me)
Dear Pearl Vision,
I came to your store today planning on getting a contact lens exam so that I could renew my contacts, and I only came because my insurance changed and no longer covers lenscrafters. I don't really care about the health of my eyes. I had an exam last year. I haven't been to the dentist since 2006, would you like to lecture me about that too? I asked for a simple lens exam. At the front desk I asked to not have the dilation. I have this thing called a job to go to after the appointment. In her robot voice that sounded like the fine print on any credit card agreement, she said I could flatly refuse any service and that was fine. Then your doctor picked it up and told me he wouldn't give me a prescription without the dilation. He then informed me that I am not to wear my night-and-day 30 day wear contacts for more than two weeks in a row. Um, hello...they are called 30 day night-and-day contacts. Plus, I wear them for more like 3 months in a row no matter what you say. The exam took an hour. I walked back and forth at least 5 times from one side of the building to the other to different rooms. It cost me $60 and an hour worth of pissedoffness and really bad breath in my face.
So thank you, Pearl Vision, you have solidified my hate for you. And after I come back in two weeks to do the stupid dilation and get my prescription you will never see me again. I'd rather pay the $80 for an exam with no insurance at Lenscrafters than the $10 with insurance at your place.
Stick that in your juice box and suck it.