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I purchased a pair of glasses at Lenscrafters for the first time 11 months ago. Recently spots appeared in the coating of the lenses and did not come off when cleaned. When I brought them into Lenscrafters, they responded that even though it looks like a manufacturing flaw, they couldn't be sure how it occurred - that perhaps it was due to cleansers I use, etc. However, I've worn glasses for decades, treated all of them with the same care and products, and this problem never happened before. I had even purchased a pair of sunglasses from Lenscrafters around the same time, treated them the same, and the sunglasses have not had this issue (at least not yet).
They wanted to sell me a new pair for another $429. I took the glasses to another eyewear company and was told that that problem was definitely a manufacturer's flaw and should have been replaced free of charge, with or without extra insurance coverage. I was desperate to have good eyewear again so I had the new company replace the lenses. I also bought a second pair to have as a backup. Lenscrafters lost my business permanently by selling a damaged product and not being willing to make it right.
I purchased a pair of glasses for $497. Decided to get only the frame and requested a refund. They insisted they send me a check even though I paid cash. It’s been 20 days and I haven’t received my refund. Their customer service is ridiculous!
I had purchased a pair of progressive glasses a couple years ago and just recently the screw/spring fell out. Ok no problem, it's been a couple years, I'll just take it in and thinking they'll just put a screw/spring back in. I even figured I'll pat the $5.00 to replace the screw/spring since it's been a couple years. Nope, they wouldn't, their policy is that they can't and that I need to purchase a whole new frame, WTF, seriously? I even called the Corp Office, and they said the same thing and hung up on me, WOW! I only went to them because my insurance at the time accepted them and I thought they had a good name and a good reputation, and I was wrong. My suggestion, go to Sears, J. C. Penney or even Wal-Mart.
Lens must be made of paper. I've used the same wet Lens cleaners for years on multiple pairs of glasses and have NEVER had them scratch up so bad. And this started within a couple months of getting them. According to Lenscrafters... oh well I should have bought the protection plan (which I have never had to do in my 50+ yrs of wearing glasses). Will NEVER recommend this place to anyone. Several hundred dollars for garbage!
I was a laboratory manager for LensCrafters... I ordered a pair of featherweight MVP in Ray-Ban frames. No more one-hour service. Had to go back when the eyewear were finished. Trip #1. Was told the eyewear was ready to pick up. Eyewear dispensed. There was a film all over the eyewear. Filthy lenses. They were hiding a coating error. This error should have been identified in three of the manufacturing process inspections. They tried to get me out the door with flawed eyewear. I had the eyewear remade. Trip #2. Was told the eyewear was ready to pick up, again. Eyewear dispensed. There was a film all over the eyewear (again). Filthy lenses (again). They were hiding a coating error (again). They tried to get me out the door with flawed eyewear (again).
This time I attempted to assist the optician to discern their errors of their QMP (Quality manufacturing process). The optician didn’t want to hear it. She offered the eyewear to be made a third time. I stated this was my third trip and was not going to have a fourth. Gave me my money back on the card. One week has lapsed and still no refund on the card. Obviously LensCrafters has chosen to offer eyewear at highest prices and poorest quality. I called their customer support line to express my dissatisfaction with the process, quality and service of LensCrafters. No response to my concerns, no follow up by LensCrafters.
To anyone listening at LensCrafters. Eyewear are medical devices that correct vision to normality. Dispensing eyewear that is flawed that distort vision is extremely dangerous to the end-user. First, medically as they may induce worse vision conditions. Second, distortion from these poorly made lenses can lead to errors in depth perception and light dispersion. It would be very dangerous to have driven with my eyewear at night. Please respond to my customer service queries. I want answers why LensCrafters dispenses junk.
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Went to Lenscrafters, Bad Experience, Received Multi Focal Lenses, they are worthless, I cannot see anything, It's all blurred, so they bent my frames inward, I was, "Are you kidding me?" I went back the next day, to have them straightened, They are worse now, I cannot see, it's all blurred, and everything is slanted!!! The Lenscrafters girl used the machine to "measure" your eyes for bifocals, she made me do it twice, She obviously measured it all wrong because my script lenses they gave me are worthless. I have a deductible, paid it, and was told that I couldn't use a coupon because I have insurance!! Are you kidding me!! I will be making a THIRD TRIP tomorrow and They WILL be replacing my lenses and redoing the measurements!! Buyer Beware!!
I went for a routine check up. I ended up seeing 3 doctors in 8 (not a typo) visits. I was given lenses that bothered my eyes immediately. When I told the doctor, she tapped on them, without gloves, and told me to give them a chance. My eyes became infected. The next doctor gave me antibiotic drops and a pair of monthly lenses - not dailies to lessen the chance of reinfection. I had an allergic reaction to the medication. The 3rd doctor gave me dailies and the name of an over-the-counter medicine that contained an antihistamine, which I'm allergic.
Hundreds of dollars and 2 months later, I need to see an ophthalmologist. I've been wearing contact lenses for many years and never experience anything like this. I've never had any issues, in fact. This wasn't just the worst experience I be ever had with an eye checkup, it was expensive and is ongoing. I hope the discomfort I now have isn't permanent.
So, I haven't used any Lenscrafters that does their own lenses. All of mine have to be sent to Oakley to do. I guess this might be why I have had no issues? Either way I recommend them specifically for the Oakleys because they fit the best of any frame there.
My eyeglasses were supposed to be ready on Saturday. I went to the store to pick them up and they were nowhere to be found. The salesperson search and search and found. He came with the idea that she thought they might have to be with. No one called me to tell me what was going on so I made a special trip to the store without getting any type of understanding what's going on with my glasses. I paid for them and I want them and I don't think I should have to wait until Sunday when they might get ready. I wouldn't be using Lenscrafters again.
Routine Eye Appointment for Lenscrafters - I phoned and made an appointment, giving my insurance information. I received a call from Lenscrafters that my insurance had the wrong birth date on file. I said "There are lots of insurance companies now and it is very confusing. You must have the wrong number." She said that could NOT be the case. (Really?) I phoned my insurance company and got her the right number and phoned her back. She did not thank me or ask me to hold while she checked it, she just told me to hang on so I told her "No. Call me if you have a problem" and I hung up. I was called to confirm the appointment and I confirmed and then she hung up without even saying goodbye. I called back and cancelled the appointment because that woman is a representative of that Company and I don't like how I was treated. Customer service and professionalism improvement needed.
Eyeglasses - I was in Tucson Arizona had appointment at Lenscrafters across the street from the Tucson Mall and when I got back to Mammoth California where I live and went to work was looking at the computer and as I sit on the chair working on the computer I cannot see very clear. I have to get up inches away from the computer screen and then I can see clear. So I called LensCrafters. The girl says said I would have to come back which I can’t. I’m too far away and I asked if I could go to the LensCrafters in Carson City which is close to me she said they’re not affiliated with them and there’s nothing she could do. So I’m out $400. So I have to start over again. I’ve always gone to Lenscrafters and I did like them but I’ll never go back.
Great people but No Satisfaction... I have been to the store so many times trying to get the right millimeters for my bifocals and each time I'm there I mention the fact that these glasses are too heavy. I'm given the same answer, that weight has to do with strength of prescription. To which I reply "It's the same as the glasses I'm replacing," but they have no answer. I'm almost happy finally with the mm's of the bifocal but I still Can't Wear these. They're So Heavy. It's as though they're glass rather than bicarbonate. I got Versace frames, but canNOT wear these. I'm so embarrassed for the people working at the store to keep going back, but I PAID for these, and I canNot wear them. What should I do!?
Lenscrafters in Boca Raton pretended to accept and use my VSP Vision Plan for my own frame charging me $297 for lens features included under my 2 year coverage. My insurance reimbursed $75 saying had used a true VSP provider, I would have paid nothing. Crafty song and dance answers when I called and returned to question why they were deceitful. Now the AR coating is peeling. Beware of crafty lenscrafting at Lenscrafters. Never a customer again.
I purchased new glasses on 1/3/2017. I noticed that they fog up every night for no explained reason. I called back in late January and they said to try cleaning with a stronger cleaner, which I did several times. No change. I called back in late February and they told me to bring them back. I live 70 miles away in the mountains, so the earliest I could get there was April 5. I talked to the store manager and she told me that I was beyond the 30-day limit and therefore, she could not help me. I told her about the phone calls to her staff and she said that since she had no record of it, she could not help me.
I showed her my pair of glasses that I had replaced (which do not fog). She told me that they had "premium" high-quality lenses and the glasses I purchased from LensCrafters were only of medium grade quality. I regularly purchase my glasses from Costco for approximately half what I paid at LensCrafters ($556.69). I was told that I was a premium customer and was not told that the lenses were only medium quality. I sent an email to the company in April and they said they'd get back to me within 24 hours. They never responded. I sent another email in October and they never responded.
Worst eye glasses ever. Retail at $661.62 for a pair that have the protective coating. There are very light (hard to see) scratches and they say at the Hickory NC Mall Store that this is the reason the glasses are fogged. They are 5 months old and they will not replace them. Never again will we deal with LensCrafters.
I am completely dissatisfied and disappointed on how ** the service is here. My glasses were supposed to come in a week from when I got them. When the time came they told me my glasses weren't there because they didn't have the frame and would be there the next day. But next day comes and I wait for a call and when I get it I am completely angered. They told me that they got their shipment but again my glasses were not there. They said they shipped but would be here in a couple of days which is ** because they have same day shipping. I am fed up with them and had SUCH a bad experience. I'll make sure to tell everybody to never buy from Lenscrafters or even give them the privilege of looking at them. I am getting a complete refund and they can kiss my **.
Well I am glad to see my experience is not isolated. I was charged a large sum of money and made what I thought was a sound investment in my first ever pair of prescription glasses. Doesn't matter if you have insurance or not, always works out to be the same price paid. There was a clear defect in the left lens that started to appear after about a week. Had it replaced after a week to ten days of being without my NEW glasses. As others have mentioned, I PAMPER these things and after just over a year my so-called "scratch resistant" lenses are scratched and the lenses are becoming cloudy to the point of not even cleanable. I don't know where they are sending these things to be made but the quality of the lenses and coatings is deplorable. If I am spending the equivalent price of a 4K TV for an investment, I would expect some quality in return. Sorry LC, you had one chance to win a customer and blew repeat business in North Central Connecticut.
I needed new glasses and saw the Lenscrafters television advertisement for their digital exam called Clarifye. The advertisement indicated I wouldn’t need to go through the which is clearer A or B over and over again to the point I can’t see anything anymore – I have always disliked this part of the exam. I thought this was wonderful and made an appointment online.
I received an e-mail confirming my 9:00 a.m. appointment time, with instructions to arrive 10 minutes early to “fill out any necessary paperwork.” Since I needed to go to work after my appointment I decided to go frame shopping before my eye exam. Assuming they would probably open at 8:00 a.m. but would open no later than 8:30 since I was instructed to be there at 8:50 a.m. I showed up at 8:15 a.m. – they don’t open until 9:00 a.m.
When the store opened I filled out my paperwork, then went to the desk and let the young woman know I wanted the Clarifye exam – Clarifye isn’t available in this state! Both the technician and the doctor were very professional and did a good job. At the end of my exam I asked the doctor about my pupillary distance for my prescription. The doctor told me the ladies out front would do that.
I stopped out front and was told they couldn’t do that unless I was choosing frames since it was digital and the machine took into account the frame I selected. According to this lady the distance between your pupils will change depending on which frame you place in front of them. I looked her in the eye and said, “So, you are flat refusing to give me my pupillary distance to complete my prescription, I have paid $90.00 for an incomplete prescription.” She replied, “Have a nice day.” Had I not been given bad information in an email and mislead by television advertisement I would have ordered 3 pairs of glasses (safety progressive lens, normal progressive lens and computer) from these people. Then they flat refused to give me what I paid for.
As a former employee at the Lenox Mall location in Atlanta, I was extremely disappointed. I walked in Sept. 1, assuming that this location would have a better frame selection (at least they did when I worked there as a lab tech). Too bad, that I wasn't a "secret shopper" because I was totally ignored. I was never greeted or acknowledged when I entered the store. I was so surprised by the lack of customer service on Sept. 1 approx. time was 1p.m. EST (so you can confirm the ** male and female working at the time), that I continued to look at more frames. There were only two customers in the store at the time. Both were being assisted, but no reason to not acknowledge other customers entering the store.
What's even more interesting is the expense acct. that I have via Aetna. It continues to roll over every year, which puts it well over $1000.00. And guess what? Lenscrafters won't see a penny of it, due to these associates at the Lenox Mall location in Atlanta (Buckhead). I will say it again, I use to work there as a Lab Tech when you could see the Lab Techs filling your prescriptions (see through glass enclosure watching the lab techs work). Fired? No Retrained? Yes. These same two associates that ignored me will clocked out and become consumers and want to be acknowledged at their choice of retail and food service outlets. Can't imagine when it's their turn how they would complain about anything.
I went to Lenscrafters in Park City Mall, Lancaster, PA before I had my eyes examined on 8/11/17. I was met immediately by Amanda, who gave me a tray to gather any frames I might be interested in. I found some frames and gave the tray, with my choices, back to her and went in to Dr. Broaddus & Associates for my eye exam. When I came out, the store was packed! I was directed to have a seat at one of the stations, which I did. Amanda and one other girl were the only two employees in the store. Amanda finished taking care of the little girl at the station behind me, then came over to me. She asked if I would mind if she got rid of some of the lines. She then directed the traffic to various locations, stations, and promptly came back to me.
She was so calm and explained that there were only the two of them at the store. She didn't let the vast number of people milling around, waiting for service, to unnerve her. She simply smiled and said "this is nothing". She was absolutely incredible! She took her time with me, checked the difference between what I would pay with a coupon or with my insurance. My glasses were over $1000, but I ended up paying a little over $400, which included the insurance that covered any damages to my glasses. If you're in Lancaster County PA and need glasses, I highly recommend Lenscrafters and super highly recommend Amanda!!! She is an incredible asset to this store!!!
Triangle Town Center LensCrafters - Raleigh, NC: Due to the number of horrible reviews concerning LensCrafters, I felt that I should add my wonderful review. The only problem with my glasses was I didn't like the way they looked on me. After about 5 days I decided that I should return them. After reading the reviews I was a bit nervous about returning my glasses to LensCrafters. I truly thought that I would have a problem. In fact, it was such a great experience. The woman that waited on me when I got my glasses was the same woman who helped me with my credit. She was professional and very helpful. No problem whatsoever.
My husband purchased glasses in February 2017. The glasses were over $700 but with our insurance we paid $480. Now 5 mos later the glasses are scratched. My husband is very particular with his glasses. Always stores them in a case and uses only the cleaner/cloth for glasses. This weekend he was grilling and bent over and his glasses fell off his face. The lens got scratched and pitted. We called the store to see about replacing the lens and we were told the best they could do was sell them to us for $350.
I called my insurance company and they said we were sold all the "premium" options in February and that is why the glasses were so expensive. We were never told by the sales person that we were buying premium options nor were we given choices of the other options available. The thing we should've been sold was the $35 warranty not the other hidden things we didn't need or ask for. And the premium polycarb lens are worthless! And LensCrafters is dishonest company that takes advantage of their customers.
Highly dishonest!!! Be warned Now!!! They lack integrity. The people that work there are dishonest and rude. We use insurance that has ZERO copay and they tried to get us to pay them. Went to another company and they honored our insurance. Lens Crappers (as I call them) kept our insurance in their system to prevent the other company using our insurance. Had to contact the insurance company and they had to threaten them and removed the block themselves. We also used them last year. I am wondering how much we got ripped off at this point.
The management also lacks a sense of professionalism. He told me to come back when I was walking out the door to go elsewhere. When I asked how he could help me with a solution he simply placed the blame on Costco and said that Costco should not have offered the lens for free through our insurance (This is something I brought up during the conversation). I tried to walk away and he snapped at me and said "OH GOD!" as I was walking away. I felt troubled at this point as he said it in a way that I felt he would have tried to fight me. I walked out and they will never see our family again. It's too bad too because they would have made a lot of money off of our insurance. We have great insurance (Private not government).
I don't have any experience with the Doctor or the people in the eye glasses store but the receptionist for the doctors are terrible. I had an appointment schedule on a Saturday that I had scheduled Wednesday or Thursday, no one bothered to call to get insurance information so when we get there they tell me I would have to pay out of pocket and let my insurance reimburse me. I said no, and rescheduled. I scheduled another Saturday appointment and made sure to verify that the receptionist would verify the insurance before I came in. I get a call 15 minutes before my appointment from the receptionist saying that they DID NOT verify my insurance so I would have to reschedule my appointment AGAIN! NOPE, not doing it! I told them to take me off and I would find somewhere else to be seen!
Recently, I accompanied my minor child to the Castleton Square Mall location of Lenscrafters featuring Indiana Eye Doctors llc., for eye exam whereby I received two quotes for exam and opted to utilized spouse's $10 deductible over my corporate plan ($30). However, upon checking out the clerk smiled and stated, "That will be $40." I was quite chagrined to learn that they'd performed some new test upon my minor child with NO PRE-AUTHORIZATION but gladly charged me and our insurance! Of course the clerk or Doctors could change my invoice and despite finally getting Manager "Joe" on the telephone for an apology etc... No such return of my funds has yet to appear back on my credit card!
I went into Lenscrafters at Topanga Mall in Woodland Hills California on 12/24/16. I bought contact lenses and there was a rebate offer where after registering my purchase online, I would receive a rebate in the mail. I had someone at the store walk me through the process and I sent in a photo of my receipt and all the information needed from the box etc that are needed to receive the rebate. The rebate never arrived and I called and emailed to complain and no one ever got back to me.
I recently went in and bought new glasses and I informed the store manager of what happened and she informed me that she would look into it. I am going into the store to pick up my eyeglasses tomorrow (12/22/17) and so far I have heard nothing back. The manager informed me that it's not Lenscrafters... it's Bausch + Lomb's company; however, what all businesses must understand is that if your corporation decides to work with an affiliate, and you are offering a rebate in your store, then you cannot separate yourself from them if they have poor service. Whatever they do or say is a reflection on your store. Not I need someone to look into this and so far it doesn't feel like I am any closer to receiving my rebate.
UPDATE ON 09/06/2017: Territory manager Darin ** from Thousand Oaks was finally reached about the rebate card I never received from Bausch and Lomb from their partnership with Lenscrafters. I had never received a rebate that I should have and no one responds when you inquire about these things. Darin finally did but not until after I wrote a social media review and he said the reason was that he was on vacation.
Darin said he would expedite my order which usually takes 6-8 weeks. Well... it was not expedited but I finally received the card but it did take another 8 weeks. Darin promised I would receive some complimentary contact lenses for my troubles but once again, I did not receive what was promised. I have to call him and email him and I finally reached him and he again said he was on vacation but he would look into it when he got back. It has been a few weeks and I again cannot reach him and therefore there is no update on my lenses.
The only way I know of to get attention to my complaints are to write a social media post because that is the only thing that worked last time. I feel sorry for all of the people I see had problems here on this page. Lenscrafters does not understand that if they partner with another company, LENSCRAFTERS is just as responsible for the resolution of customer complaints as Bausch and Lomb. I expect a call and my contact lenses.
I purchased nearly 800 dollars worth of prescription eyeglasses two years ago. I had added special anti reflective glare coating for I believe was an additional $75.
Three months later the glare coating was showing scratching and making my glasses unusable. I took them in and the store claimed I had been abusing my glasses... So not true. I kept them in their case and used the special cleaning cloth. The store claimed they could not remove the film and I would need to spend another $200 for new lenses. This if less than three months. Needless to say I went elsewhere.
Last month two years later. I took the same frames into Lenscrafters to replace the lenses for a new prescription. I shouldn't have been surprised, they claimed they no longer had the template for a lens for one frame (Rayban) and that the half frame lens on the other couldn't be replaced on the other because the optician claimed there was some damage to the device that holds the lens in. I couldn't see anything wrong. So the proposal was not only replace the lenses for $200+ but another $400 for new frames. Needless to say again I walked away and I stated that Lenscrafters policies for glasses are at best unethical and perhaps even illegal. Beware of these guys robbing you blind.
The good news. I found online a place to mail my glasses into. They replace the lenses in the same frames that Lenscrafters wouldn't swap out the new prescriptions. It took 5 business days to get my glasses back in the mail and I saved more than $400. Don't waste your money on Lenscrafters crooks. Go to Replacement Lens Express.
I was ripped off by LensCrafters and the scams they run against consumers are criminal. They also use inferior lenses and coatings so the products don't last. Their prices are 400% to 500% higher than others. On one occasion they put the wrong prescription in the computer, the glasses were out of focus, they said, "We'll give you 50% off on your next pair." They refused to fix their error. On another occasion the lenses did not fit the frame, they would fall out and they said, "It's the way these glasses are made". Yet, I ordered the same pair from someone else, and the lenses were cut right and fit. The LensCrafters store on Avenue of the Americas AKA 6th Avenue is RipOff City USA - STAY AWAY. Eat glass instead, it's a better experience.
Lenscrafters advertises 1 hour wait for glasses. After selecting frame and lens for my son we were informed that the glasses will take a week which we accepted. When the date came around we were told that the glasses will take another 2 weeks. The date came and we were told that the shipment should be in later that day. Called today and still no glasses. Each time we were told that they would call us which they did not do even once. If we were told upfront that the glasses were delayed we would have ordered a different lens. Lenscrafters failed in both customer service plus failure to deliver as advertised.
I have been a customer for years, and they have always been slow. I assumed this, so when they told me just over a week for my glasses, I was not surprised. I presumed this amount. But when I began calling to check on progress and associates went from at least trying to check on my purchase to not knowing how to look them up and telling me to call back later, I was slightly annoyed. When the manager told me sign up for texts I had already requested at my appointment and I had yet to receive a single text about the status, OK, a bit more annoyed.
My tipping point was when I contacted the national organization and not the local business and the representative told me she could call the store, I mentioned I had done all that many times and I just wanted an accurate timeline if she could get in touch with a warehouse, manufacturer, someone besides the store. She denied the request and had me find her contact info on the store in question because she was unaware they had moved... Needless to say, I just want my glasses and it is going on 3.5 weeks from my appointment when they said they would be ready in 1. If they had given me an honest estimate the 1st or 2nd time I would have been satisfied. But by the 5th person I talked to, including managers and national not just local or regional employees... I have to highly suggest NOT using LensCrafters to any and everyone.
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