Bees who wear glasses – How often do you get a new pair?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wear contacts for the most part but do have glasses also. Every 2 years is recommended per my eye insurance and the eye doctor I went to about a month ago.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@dayl20:  I get a new suite of glasses about every 3 years. Yes, suite. I usually get one through insurance and then get a few fun ones through glassesusa.com

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I mostly wear contacts, I don’t think I have gotten new glasses in like 10 years, it’s pretty sad! This year I think I am actually going to get some new ones. You aren’t supposed to when you’re pregnant but I just had my eyes checked and so far they’ve barely changed, and if my eyes decide they hate my contacts at any point I have no decent glasses to wear.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Every two years cause that’s what my insurance covers.

Post # 7
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My insurance will cover it every 2 years, so tht’s usually when I would get a new pair. It usually happens that the dog gets his mouth on them first and crunches them up. He doesn’t chew up anything else, only glasses, idk what the deal is. Expensive habit!

Post # 8
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Newbee

Not often enough!! My last pair was a gift from my mum who took pity on me when she realised I had had the same set since 1st year at uni…..this was about 7 years later!! I’ve had my current pair 2 years and am due a check – just waiting to broach my boss as I am required to use a pc for work therefore they should pay for mytest and towards glasses (dse rulings for any interested uk bees).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@dayl20:  I got my first pair at 16 which last until I was 20. Then I borrowed a pair from a friend until 23, at which point I got a new pair which I just finally replaced this month. So I guess every 3-4 years. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I often wonder where all the glasses-wearing bees are at.

I wear my glasses almost everyday and I’m really bad about updating them. I had the same frames/lenses for two years until DH (then BF) stepped on them (UGH) but I got the same ones made so I guess it wasn’t really new. I always went once a year to check my prescription but never actually got new lenses/frames. I always used the appointments for contacts even though I never wore them. I’m crazy. 

So I finally told myself for the honeymoon I wanted new glasses that I actually looked good in. So after 6.5 years I got a new prescription/frames and I could barely see out of them at first because my eyes had changed so bad LOL. 

I’m going to try really hard to update it every year and get new frames at least every two. You’d think I would have learned to have a second pair since the crushed glasses incident but I still just have the one. At least I can technically wear the contacts I got now though if they broke haha. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t have vision coverage so I haven’t gotten new glasses in at least 3 years. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@dayl20:  My insurance “covers” them every 2 years, but it only pays for it up to a certain amount, and my glasses are outrageously expensive because I have such terrible vision (I have to get anti glare, trifocals, astigmatism correction, and they are pretty thick). AND it will only pay up to that amount for glasses OR contacts, not both, and I wear both. So I try to go longer because even with insurance, it’s a pretty big expense. The most I’ve gone is 3 years, though.

 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I get mine off of zennioptical.com. Paid $10 for my last pair that i get endless compliments about, sooo every ouple months i get a new pair! lol

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

My insurance covers $100 for them every year, but I think I went about 4 years with my last pair.  I wear contacts most of the time, though.  But now that I have cute, trendy glasses, I kind of want to wear them all the time…  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@dayl20:  

Every 2-3 years. But that was when I had health insurance. I might be waiting quite a while for my next pair. As long as I can still drive safely I’ll probably wait it out.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Every year and a half, just about. Our vision insurance covers new lenses every year, and new frames every two years.

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