Appointment was at 3:30. Was not called back until 4:40. They made sure to collect extra money for a refraction fee, despite the fact that my insurance pays for that. And they let me walk out of there WITHOUT A COPY OF MY EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTION! They don't seem to keep common contact lenses in stock for trial, so I get to make extra trips. What a terrible experience!
1009 Montgomery HwyVestavia, AL 35216
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saw the reviews online and went in for a updated prescription. everybody there was very informal and friendly. i got my eyes checked and ordered glasses. the man that waited on me really talked to me about different options that might work well for my prescription and what i do for a living. i had not heard about any of this before but i went ahead and ordered 2 pair of glasses. one for just regular no line bifocals and a lens strictly for my office. that office lens is amazing. i am very pleased with the service and product knowledge at this pearle vision. prices are not cheap but not crazy either and i have had cheap glasses that i could not see out of so in my case anyway i got what i paid for. price is the only reason i did not give them 5 stars
DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR!! THEY ARE GREEDY AND/OR UNAWARE OF THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS. I went to Dr. Blackburn for the first time a year ago for a contact lens prescription renewal and glasses. He was so nice and thorough that I took my son to him one month later. My glasses were really pricey but I liked them. We also bought two boxes of contacts for my son and several boxes for me because they were only a bit more expensive than the online retailer and I like to support local businesses when I can. BUT when I called to order more contacts for myself the office manager told me that she could not give me a box of 6 contacts because my prescription was due to expire in 5 weeks!!! I was floored. She explained that she would be supplying me with a 3 month supply of contact lenses for a prescription that would expire in half that time. No other doctor has done this in all my years of buying contacts. By that reasoning, I could get a prescription today, buy enough contacts for the year at the same visit, and my brand new prescription would be worthless because they would not sell me any more contacts. UNBELIEVABLE!!She offered to give me a free pair to hold me until the next available exam four weeks away. I asked her to please send a copy of my prescription which she did. I turned right around and ordered a 9 month supply of contacts online for considerably cheaper and with no hassle.I looked up the FTC and FDA regulations for contact lens prescription renewals and the regulation states:- A contact lens prescription expires two years from the date of the exam. - A doctor can choose to shorten the expiration date to one year, and all in Alabama do (for obvious reasons… $$).- A doctor can shorten the expiration date of a prescription to less than one year, but there must be a medically sound reason for this, and it must be noted in the patient's file and the expiration date printed on the prescription. There was no such medical limitation explained to me by the doctor or noted on my prescription, and the expiration date clearly printed was one year from the exam. I can only assume that the rules of Dr. Blackburn’s office are created by greed or because they are ignorant of the regulations. Either way, I will NEVER GO BACK TO HIS OFFICE. What other regulations are they bending to feed their greed? Moreover, I will post this anywhere I can find and repeat the story to anyone who will listen.
Pearle Vision on Hwy 280 is a very nice place to shop for eyeglasses and staff is very knowledgable. I have been a customer at both Pearle Visions in Birmingham al but the one on 280 is where i will shop from now on. not sure of the managers name at this store but he was very good at explaining all the different types of bifocals and which type would best suit me and what i do for a living.. made me feel like more than a customer.. I would not hesitate to reccomend friends or family to shop at this Pearle Vision
No I do not recommend Target Optical in Trussville. I went there for a contact lens exam and for some new glasses. The first time i went there the service was great. Everyone was so nice and the exam didn't take long. The doctor gave me samples of some contact lens to try and she told me to come back in a week for a followup. I paid for my exam and glasses that day.I went there today and the service was terrible. My appointment was at 11:00am; I arrived at 10:50am. I was on time.I signed in and told the lady at the desk i was there for my 11:00am appointment. A man arrived behind me at 10:55am. His appointment was at 10:30am he arrived late. The doctor came out and put him ahead of me and took him back and did his exam. It was 11:35am when the doctor took me back to do my followup. She dilated my eyes and told me to go back in the waiting room for about 15 mins. I sat there for about 25 minutes. Then she came back out and took me to the exam room and finished my exam. The doctor didn't even give me shades to keep the sunlight from hurting my eyes. I had to come back to the Target optical and ask for them cause the light hurted my eyes so bad. I left at 12:20 pm. From 10:50am to 12:20pm I was waiting the majority of the time cause the doctor kept putting people in front of me. The attitude of the doctor had changed she was not as friendly and nice as she was the first time I went.Also the staff there wasn't as friendly as they were the first time I went. I will not be going there ever again. If someone ask me about Target Optical in Trussville I will tell them to not go there.