Sunday, September 3, 2017

Subsidized Glasses Events this Week!


Residents of Northern Israel - particularly the Haifa area - it's back! Here's another chance to get a really affordable eye exam and glasses.

This week, on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 6 and 7, 2017, you'll have another chance to get subsidized eye exams and glasses, this time in Kiryat Shmuel (near Haifa). You'll be able to get a pair of glasses (standard frames + standard lenses!) for just 100 shekels, and sunglasses for 50 shekels! Specialty lenses are subsidized on a different scale (multifocals, for example, will cost 600nis and transition lenses for most prescriptions will cost 300nis - still a really awesome deal! My high index lenses cost an extra 200nis, the cost varies by exactly what you need), and some frames are a bit more expensive, but still affordable. There is an option to have this fee or a portion of it waived in case of need. Please send a text to 050-326-7501 to request a waiver BEFORE the event.

The event will take place at the Beit Vaad Kehillat Kiryat Shmuel, at Rechov Mohilever #14, Kiryat Shmuel.

Eye exams are available from 10am - 6pm on both days. If you have glasses already (even old ones - they will help narrow down what you need even if you need an updated prescription) or a prescription for new glasses, please bring them with you to save time.

Please note: Glasses are not made on the spot. You will receive a text message when they are ready to be picked up, at the same place where you order them.

Hope this helps some of you out there! There's been a lot of discussion about the cost of glasses lately.

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Please note: I am not affiliated with the organizations sponsoring this or any similar events. I was not compensated to post this information. I received a press release, and have passed this information on as a public service. 

I'm sure there will be similar programs in other towns - please let me know if you know of any!

1 comment:

  1. For the past few years I've been having top notch eye exams and inexpensive glasses from the Hadassah College in Jerusalem. The students are supervised by the teachers, so it takes longer, but the prices are low.


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