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I am sure this has been asked and answered here before, but I could not find it. Can anyone tell me how often a veteran can receive a pair of glasses if he is eligible to receive them. Is it once a year, every two years? What happens if they break or lose their glasses?

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I am sure this has been asked and answered here before, but I could not find it. Can anyone tell me how often a veteran can receive a pair of glasses if he is eligible to receive them. Is it once a year, every two years? What happens if they break or lose their glasses?

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Pretty sure it's once a year, however the VA tries to push it off to 2. When glasses are broken just contact the VA and they'll issue replacements.

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Fact is in Dallas to get new glasses your prsecription has to change. If they break they will fix them. I don't know if you lose them.

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If I don't have appointment in year, I ask Primary Care to get me consult. One year scored 2 pair at one time. Regular progressive & another pair to read, work on Computer. Guess he felt bad for me cause I was taking radiation at the time & he figured I wouldn't be around to get them the next year. Well he was bad wrong.

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I believe the rules say one pair every year. However I have utilized Four different Medical Centers in the last five years and they all had their own rules.

Fayetteville NC gave me two glassses one was perscription sun glasses( perscription same as regular glasses)

Temple Texas gave me tinted glasses which I could not use because at night they were too dark, and the VA would not give me a new clear pair before the year was out.

Columbia SC would only repair a lens they would not give me new glasses even thought they were over a year old.

Augusta Georgia, would only allow one pair, they arrived after two months with a bent frame, and the bifocal is too large so that it obstructs my normal line of vision, they replaced the frame, but refused to replace the glass so that I could use then. When the dude at the va told me this, I threw the glasses on his desk and told him to stick them where the sun don't shine. I Went to wal-mart, purchased a pair and had them the same day.....

To heck with the va and their cheap ass gasses

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You only get one pair of cheap glasses at the Tampa VAMC and they outsource that to a optical shop near by. No sun glasses and nothing extra sort of like the glasses you got in the military. You know the ones you would be ashamed to wear in public.

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You only get one pair of cheap glasses at the Tampa VAMC and they outsource that to a optical shop near by. No sun glasses and nothing extra sort of like the glasses you got in the military. You know the ones you would be ashamed to wear in public.

I just got my pair of bifocals, should have tri-focals for computer use, and it only took 3 months to get them.

I have to admit I got a good pair of glasses, and the frames are of good quality...I worked making glasses in a lab, and in the optometry clinic, so I look 'em over pretty good when i get them to see igf I could do better. I don't like the auto lane...I don't like having my eye touched by an instrament that has touched who knows what! If you have a SC medical problem that requires a second pair I know that they will issue them if you stand fast.

Over all I think, other than a certain receptionist with attitude, they do a good job at Fort Roots, N. Little Rock, AR.

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I think this shows how inconsistent VA medical care is state to state and VAMC to VAMC. I go to a optical shop the VA sends all their patients to and we get the cheapest frames they have. I have to pay extra because I want thin lenses because my prescription is strong for being near sighted. I pay extra for the scratch resistent and glare resistent lenses.

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