Don't do it if you can't do it right

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.

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5 comments

  1. Alex

    It is probably because very few glasses frame manufacturers have web sites that shows their range. At least none that I can find easily. Sunglasses there are plenty but prescription frames?

  2. Deemonseed

    Hey, I just bought the Oakley RX Box Spring 4.0 in RUST from Coens Fashon Optical (Roosevelt Field Mall, Long Island). Thay had to order them, (they didnt stock it the Box Spring – But they carried other Oakley RX styles) but I knew which ones I wanted because I was in CA at an Oakley Outlet a few weeks back. I think these glasses are the HIGHEST QUALITY FRAMES I HAVE EVER OWNED, and I have owned some nice frames. They seem a little uncomfortable but I have only had them for 3 days and I usually wear contacts. I am sure I will get used to them in a few days. BTW, you can order the glasses DIRECTLY from Oakley by calling them (they will not sell them on the web). THey will make the lenses and everything. I Highly recomend these frames to anyone who wants something unique and stylish and of high quality.

  3. Mike

    hey, i’d be interested to know how much did u pay for your rust box spring 4.0’s – frame only? i’ve got one on order and id be interested (im in AUS btw)

    thanks mate.

    Mike.

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