To: HomeAtLast; Safetgiver
That really sounds tyrannical — actually fascistic. They could threaten me with all kinds of things and I still wouldn't/couldn't pay that kind of money. Not sure if it is a state law or federal but here you can pick up your Rx after the examination and head out the door. In my case I use it to order eyeglasses off the net (yes, made in China — I have no choice). Last pair of bifocals was $49 complete. They're fine.
posted on 01/17/2013 9:13:57 AM PST
(Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture)
Absolutely, it is fascistic, now. It started with the insurance companies intimidating the practitioners, and now the government is set to take over insurance and more broadly, “health care.”
Whether or not there was a law saying it was mandatory to report someone for having a driver’s license and a pair of glasses not acceptable to the optometrist...he has already become accustomed to covering his fanny.
I don’t seriously thinks it’s a shakedown tactic meant to maximize sales, that’s just a side benefit.
And while you may be able to defy them and deal with the consequences, I am in no position to forfeit my DL and fight “City Hall” to get it back. As they say nowadays, that is not the hill I want to die on.
posted on 01/18/2013 9:33:50 AM PST
( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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