I’ve been searching for new glasses on and off for at least couple of years. I have been putting off replacing my 5 years old glasses this year until now because my lack of saving. But now that my saving is back to more respectable level, I am back onto the trail of new glasses.
So far I’ve narrowed my choices down to either: Box Spring 2.0, Titanium Chain 4.0, or Straight Line 4.0.
Since Oakley prescription glasses are not exactly common in normal opticians, and being a net-savvy geek that I am, I use Oakley’s own search facility to find an optician in NYC. The result returns by the search points me to a couple of likely candidates close by. One is in Hoboken, which I already knew they carry Oakley prescription glasses since Leah got hers there a few months ago. Another is in the Greenwich village which we’ve walked past before but never went inside.
So yesterday Leah and I went in there especially to look for glasses and it turned out that they only carry about 3 pairs of Oakley and all of them sunglasses only! How inaccurate is Oakley’s own dealership database! Now, I have to either go to all the other opticians that Oakley thinks carry prescription glasses or I just make do with the one in Hoboken and hope they know what they are doing.
I hate it when company can’t keep information up-to-date on their website. It is not like the web is a new thing. It has been there for over 10 years! The other occurrence that bug me was couple of years ago when I looked up the closing time of Tiffany in Manhattan so I could go there and got a birthday present for Leah after work. Their website stated (and I think still stating today) that that shop closes at 6 p.m. so I figured that leaving work around 4:30 should be plenty of time. By the time I got there just after 5 p.m. I found out that in fact the shop closed at 5 p.m.! Good thing it was not a last minute thing, otherwise I would be out of idea for present.
Moral of the story, don’t put out information on the web for every one to see if it is not accurate or up-to-date.