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I'm needing to get my 8yo son in to the eye doctor.  I've read the recent recommendations in an earlier post.  However, has anyone purchased glasses through a local eye doctor?  My husband went to someone about a year ago and the exam went ok, but when it came time to purchase glasses, it seemed like we were talking $300+ (after our discount) for anything that he liked and that would fit, and there weren't very many styles that fit that criteria at all. 

So...I'm trying to plan ahead because I would really like my son to be able to try on glasses before purchasing (provided he needs them.)  However, I don't want to spend an arm and a leg.  Along the same lines, has anyone ever purchased glasses online?  What was your experience?  Thanks!

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We had good experience with the new Super Walmart.  Good prices, nice technicians and the glasses have been what we needed.

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