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Post by DeborahM on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:01 pm

My son is visiting from Canada and has lost his eyeglasses. He has his prescription with him. He has very poor vision and urgently needs new glasses produced asap. We have visited three optometrists in the lakeside area...nobody can produce until January 3rd. We have researched exhaustively with no success. We did find one place in Guadalajara that advertises they can produce single vision lenses in  one day...they are closed until January 4th! We would be SO grateful for ANY suggestions. Thank you. 

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:03 pm

Maybe Costco? Give them a call.

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Post by DeborahM on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:16 pm

Already tried...they need ten days to turn around a Rx. Thanks, though, Bob.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:21 pm

Maybe post the prescription and somebody here may have a suitable spare set that they could lend him?

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Post by ferret on Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:11 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Maybe post the prescription and somebody here may have a suitable spare set that they could lend him?

That's an excellent idea CB!

Are the glasses for reading or distance? If for reading, then Walmart has a variety of strengths in the Pharmacy area. Not a perfect solution but better than nothing.
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Post by Trailrunner on Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:48 pm

I agree about trying to find some used ones or "Dean Edels" that will at least allow him to read. I've seen them at Farmacia Cristina, Costco (huge selection), and Farmacia Guad. Maybe WM. He might even be able to find a pair for distance and a pair for reading. I would also check with the thrift shops when they open back up. Mia's? Anyone who collects used glasses for donation to poor people. Ask Tepehua. I keep thinking of the thrift shop by Maskaras and the one across from 7-11, I've seen a basket of used glasses on the counter in one of the thrift shops. I'm thinking across from 7-11, the shop in the middle.
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Post by Carry Bean on Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:56 pm

Isn't there an optometrist who comes to LCS weekly? I don't know the day.

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Post by gringal on Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:10 pm

Walmart has a large selection back in the Pharmacy area.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:47 pm

That's right! They have a lot. What about Lenscrafters? Is their one in Guad? Glasses in an hour or something like that.
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Post by RichD on Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:57 pm

Trailrunner wrote:Glasses in an hour or something like that.

Forty minutes now and twenty minutes next week, that's the hour they refer to. LOL
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Post by Clueless on Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:52 pm

I have several pairs from prior prescriptions, including one bi-focal and one reading,

If you want, they may work. I'm in Chapala Haciendas #2
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Post by WDBarr on Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:40 pm

We use Dr. Pinto in Riberas. He has 20 years experience and we have had good luck with his prescriptions and get our glasses fast.
Hidalgo 77, Centro, 45900 Chapala
Phone: +52 376 765 7793


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