Monday, November 30, 2015
Yuma for Glasses, Sneeze Passes
Algodones Optical, which is directly across the street from the sidewalk leading back into the states. They have a few locations, and this location is where they make the glasses. Previously in Arkansas I would go to Lens Crafters up in Little Rock. I liked the idea that you see the eye doctor, pick out your glasses, and within two hours they have them ready for you. Pretty much this is what happened today…but these only cost $300 while the last ones I got in Little Rock were $550. Like anywhere, one could get less expensive glasses…some people were paying under $300 and walking out with two sets of glasses. My problem is that I am picky with the frames…my skin is very allergic to certain metals, including gold and silver. I am very hard on glasses, and so my decision was between titanium or flexon…I picked flexon this time…also known as “memory metal”. Also, I decided on the Enhanced View progressive lenses, replacing my older progressive lenses. I absolutely LOVE the view out of these glasses. My older ones required me to turn my head with my eyes to keep in the “sweet zone”…but now the sweet zone is much larger, and the view is so much better. Knowing me, I will still take them off when reading for prolong periods, or when I do some of my editing of pictures.
There are many places to stay in Yuma this time of the year…a month from now and these places will be nearly filled up for the next three months. We decided to stay at the Arizona Sands RV Park due to price (Passport America park), location (right off the freeway, but not near the freeway), and because it is seven miles from the California boarder on what I would call the outskirts of Yuma.