Getting new glasses

Getting new glasses

I couldn’t go any longer without new glasses.

I wasn’t able to afford new glasses last year even though I had VSP eye insurance. This year it became a necessity since my lenses were scratched and reading was getting a lot harder. I’m pretty excited about the fact I will be seeing well again soon and really like my current eye doctor at Camelback Eye Care.

My Eye Doctor Recommendation

Like I said before I highly recommend my eye doctor and have used them for over 8 years now. Dawn Heffelfinger, OD, FAAO and her staff are amazing. They are friendly, helpful, and even go out of their way to keep you from spending more money than you really need to. They are the best eyeglass doctors I’ve ever visited. Not only do they meet expectations they always find a way to exceed them. They are equipped with all the newest tech needed to treat all your eye needs and diseases. You can get contact lenses or glass s. If you’re in central Phoenix, Arizona please give them a shot. Here’s their info:

Camelback Eye Care

114 W Camelback Road Suite 1 Phoenix, Arizona 85013

Phone: 602-264-4104

Office Hours

Mon 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tue, Wed, Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 8:30 am-Noon
Closed 12:00 – 1:00 For Lunch Daily

Insurance Plans and Payments

Camelback Eye Care accepts VSP, Superior Vision, Vision Care Direct, Medicare, United Healthcare, EyeMed, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. If you have a different type of insurance please give them a call and see if they can work with that coverage as well. When it is time to make your payments or copayments Cash, Personal Checks, Debit Card, American Express, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and Care Credit.

Camelback Eye Care Phoenix Arizona
Camelback Eye Care Phoenix Arizona Office

My Eyesight and Why I Need Glasses

Two years ago I found out I needed bifocals which I wasn’t excited to hear as it means I’m getting older and progressive bifocals are a lot more than regular lenses. I’ve had severe astigmatism all my life and should have gotten glasses as a kid but my mom always said no. I didn’t get any until I was 27 and that optometrist couldn’t believe I had a driver’s license. A little secret I’ve kept for a while is a dated the girl who gave me the eye test at the DMV and she helped me cheat. I’m lucky I didn’t kill myself or others since I couldn’t read street signs and could hardly see in the dark. I also rarely blink so I need to use lubricating eye drops daily.

This year I decided not to go with the cheapest options and not only did I get the progressive bifocals I also got a good pair of frames, the coating to protect from scratches and even the anti-glare for the first time. I was going to do transition lenses but I was told it was personal preference and most people with progressive bifocals usually regret getting them instead of just a clip on sunglass cover. My eyesight is pretty bad and I know these will make my workday easier especially since the reading part of my bifocals changed and I opted for the anti-glare.

I hope this helps someone looking for a great optometrist in Phoenix, Arizona. Have a great day.

One Reply to “Getting new glasses”

  1. That’s pretty cool, Lonnie! I’m about ready to get glasses since my eyesight seems to have changed since my last eyeglass prescription. I live just down the road from Camelback Eye Care and I will give them a shot based on your review. Thanks a bunch and hopefully I don’t have to spend too much money.

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