Super Sulit Salamin

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I wear my glasses perpetually since Grade 4. Yeah, I'm that geeky-looking student during the awkward stages of my life. But from 400, my eye grade went down to 300 and stayed that way for the past 3 years. And because of the fact that I only take out my eyeglass a couple of times a day, I have to make sure that I get a new one after a year or two. Unfortunately, because of my thick lens and preference, the usual price that I get is around Php 8,000 to Php 10,000.

So when I heard that there's an upcoming event at our baranggay hall that would cater to those who would like to avail of free eye examination and discounted glasses, I tried to check it out of curiosity. After all, it's time for me to get a new one and been planning to buy at Executive Optical during SM's 3-day sale.

The banner posted at the Brgy. Hall. Sorry this is the best angle I can get.

Thank goodness I went here. I was surprised how many residents in our area who are familiar of this annual program. There was a free computerized eye examination and an optometrist who would check your eyes afterwards. It only took me less than 20 minutes before I started looking for the right frame for me.

The accommodating ladies during the program and some residents from our area

The price ranges from Php 300 to Php 3,000. Of course, it depends on the brand you want to choose but it comes with free lens, as long as you opt for the clear one. Prior to this, I have a transition lens (the one that changes shade when you're outside) but because I prefer to be frugal that time I just chose the ordinary lens instead rather than pay additional Php 1500 + the cost of the frame.

I learned that they've been doing this free eye check up program every year and I'm definitely taking advantage of this starting this year. Some of the residents who went there said that they also bought their current eyeglass from the same baranggay program and they've been using it for 2 - 3 years already. If not for the scratches, they wouldn't think of getting new glasses again.

Sulit for Php 1500!
What I got was a D&G frame that definitely looked good on my small-rounded face. I don't care if the brands they carry are authentic or not as long as I don't feel dizzy while wearing my glasses. After all I only paid Php 1,500! It's definitely a fraction of what I've been paying despite the slashed prices at EO!

The catch is you can't get the glasses during the same day. I gave an initial payment on Tuesday and paid the rest last Thursday upon claiming. It also comes with a case and the fabric used for wiping glasses as well. 

These baranggay programs are totally worth it. From now on, I'll try to be updated as much as I possible so I can take advantage of what our local government has to offer. :) May this project continue so that others who can't avail of the expensive glasses at the stores may have something that would help them see clearly.

How about you? Have you availed any of the programs from your baranggay that's worth the time and the queue? 

xoxo







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October 20, 2015 at 10:29 PM delete

My eye grade (both) is 400. di na siya bumaba. since high school (started at 150 and went higher) but I use contact lenses...

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Gil Camporazo
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October 23, 2015 at 7:42 PM delete

Eyes Glasses provide a normal vision to an eye-impaired individual. However, they're too expensive. Our youngest got one recently and it costed her more than a thousand not only for the lens but the frame. I don't know what is in the frame that it is too costly.

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October 25, 2015 at 3:19 PM delete

Sounds like you got sulit glasses! and pretty too

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November 3, 2015 at 3:44 AM delete

i also use contact lenses when we go out. there's something about the outdoors and glasses that makes me all dizzy :D

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November 3, 2015 at 3:44 AM delete

the brand name i guess, sir :D

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Anna Plaida
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November 11, 2015 at 10:36 PM delete

same here I have eye problem since I was a kid and mas lalo lumala when I gave birth my eye glass is expensive because of the lens. Never heard that there are barangay who sponsor this kind of event

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