Originally Posted by Optomchick
Except a private practice wouldn't be able to bring in this many patients. At Lenscrafters the prices were very low, i ended up paying $45 with my AAA discount, even tho i was originally told it would be $95, so im not sure what happened with that haha. But ya before I got on these threads, I didn't even realize there were private practices, and I don't think the average person is going to go to some small in the woods doctor when there's a big shiny box right next door to them offering exams at half the price. I'm not saying this is a good thing, but that's the reality.
horsehit, this may come as some surprise to you but there are ALOT of people who avoid malls like the plague (I'm one of them). I can think of nothing more depressing then going to "the mall" for anything (and I dont care how cheap it is), let alone an "eye exam"....puke..... Time for a reality check, lots and lots of corporate offices are dead with little to no volume. Their flagships stores end up carrying these stores until corporate finally decides to shut them down, often after taking losses for 10 years or more. Working in that setting is even more depressing, waiting as your skills wither with your income potential. Whereas PP is the holy grail of optometry, and is better in every single category. Hands down it isn't even close.