I've read through all the archived optometrist threads and am curious if anyone can recommend someplace in WS to *just* have an exam and be able to walk out with my lens Rx in hand? I want to order frames and lenses online.
It seems like most places are pretty much in the business of selling glasses, not just providing eye exams. For years I've gone to just such place in Ballard. I feel like I received adequate eye care there, but the frame-lens end of the deal always has felt like a racket. Especially after reading the recent Slate article about the growth of online eyeglass dispensaries.
I would do Costco, but I have vision insurance through Premera. So don't want to have to pay out of pocket for the exam portion.
Has anyone been upfront with an eyeglass place/optometrist that they would NOT be purchasing from them and simply wanted an exam and prescription?