NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA -- I went to the Allegheny Ophthalmology in Natrona Heights, Pa. I received my glasses in about 8 days, the frames had nicks all over them. The optical dept returned them to the lab with Davis Vision to be replaced and I have been waiting 3 weeks still no glasses. They only had to replace the frames not make new lenses. I can not get any assistance with this. I am told the Dr offices has no control over this. The lab is picked by Davis Vision and they won't give any information on what's going on with my glasses. I didn't get glasses for a fashion statement I bought them so I can see correctly. I need to know who or what I can do next.
This is not a reputably way to service eye care. If this lab can't do their job it's Highmark and Davis Vision responsibility to partner with someone who will. I am sorry I picked these frames. For an additional fee I could have picked someone else. I also think it's the Dr's office optical dept to post a disclaimer letting patients know they have many complaints and no customer service if you pick these frames approved by Davis Vision. The optical dept. let me know this after I kept calling them. Very disappointed on how this is handled and will post complaints everywhere I can, Facebook, Twitter and places like this.
Everyone else should too and maybe we can force these companies to do what's right or do us all a favor and get out of bad business.
As a Davis Vision provider, I am frequently stuck between a rock and a hard place. Patients receive poor quality eyewear from Davis Vision's lab and horrible customer service when they complain. Now that they are mad, they take it out on me and my staff; as if we have any control over their insurance company. We only act as intermediary for the insurance, supplying a prescription for glasses and fitting services. We have no control over the poor quality and service the lab provides, and Davis Vision really doesn't care at all if we complain or are unhappy with what they provide.
We have had several instances of lost frames which belonged to the patient, and Davis Vision tells us that they are not responsible for losing the patient's property. Even though they admit that it was received in their lab when delivered by UPS. They just don't care about quality or customer service. When faced with choosing an insurance company for vision AVOID DAVIS VISION!!!!
ROCKY POINT, NEW YORK -- Davis Vision - Rocky Point, NY. Horrible customer service. Had 7PM appt. with specific Dr. that I have used in the past. After waiting for 40 minutes - and not complaining, I was quickly taken to just any open optometrist - no apologies, no explanation. I received a very rushed examination and was told that a tech. would help me pick out frames. I had been there the previous evening and picked out two - after 30 minutes - and the desk clerk wrote them down. (She didn't capture those frames or put them aside - first clue to the incompetence.)
After another 10 minutes ** said she'd help me pick out frames and was shocked that I already had. Nice reading of my file, ** - perhaps some GLASSES might help? After help her find the model # and brand, she preceded to look up and down the not so large display of men's frames, looking at EVERY brand other than what I described to her and was written down on the notes from the previous evening.
After 15 minutes, I said, "I am frustrated and don't have time to continue this hunt for your inventory, I'll come back tomorrow. Please print my prescription out and I'll return for fitting etc. tomorrow when you've hopefully located the frames I want." (My prescription is an expensive one and I always buy multiples - my bill is always around $1,000.) ** continued looking at EACH and every from as if she hadn't heard my request to allow me to leave.... And when I asked her to please print out my prescription she said she didn't understand how I could just "turn" on her... WOW!
I explained my previous poor service that same evening and she replied, "..how would I know that. If you had told me I could have fixed things for you..." Ahhhh yeah.. if you had a time machine, ** dear. I proceeded to get total NEW YORK attitude as she informed me she had worked for the best - Walmart, KMart, etc... I am not kidding! I literally couldn't get a word in edgewise. It took this incompetent soul 10 more minutes to look through her inferior Davis glasses and peck out my information to print my prescription.
On three occasions in the last year... my wife and daughter have experienced this caustic attitude from the Rocky Point Location (only the women working there - I am sad to say). So the moral: If your company offers Davis Vision Coverage, say NO THANK YOU. And Davis, shame on you for running such a great example of poor customer service combined with incredibly mediocre product quality.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- Visited Davis Vision, as it's who my company's insurance had listed. Per my policy - I have a $25 co-pay, and $130 allowance on frames. So I find a set of frames within the price range, then the sales pitch starts on the lens. First I'm told that I need the ~$250 lens to protect from UV light, I pass, then the ~$200 feather weight lens they offer I pass, telling her I want just the basic lens the insurance will cover.
In the end I get the basic polycarbonate lens - with no glare or coating she's pushing. The cost $65 - I ask about the $25 co-pay. I'm told they don't offer the basic lens and must purchase at a minimum the polycarbonates. Not too impressed, nice glasses, but such a push to up sell and the prices are just crazy. Next time it's Costco for my glasses. When I told my work about the experience, they weren't happier either.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- On April 29, I left my own sunglasses to a Davis Vision provider to have prescriptions lenses to my sunglasses. I paid $105 for the prescriptions lenses. Today, September 21, 2015 I still don't have my prescriptions sunglasses. Davis Vision damaged and/or lost my sunglasses. I've been trying to get a refund for the $105 I already paid for the service never consummated and to have Davis Vision pay me for a replacement sunglass for the one they lost/damaged.
It's almost 5 months since this process started and I'm still fighting with Davis Vision to have my refund. They don't return my calls and I am appalled by this company lack of honesty and integrity towards their clients. And this is nothing to say about plain stealing. Stay away from Davis Vision if you can.
Filed a claim on October 16, 2014. Talked to more than a dozen people at Davis Vision (who pride themselves by saying "where all calls are PROUDLY administered in the USA") and each one promised to process the claim every time including countless supervisors. The so-called supervisors also promised to call me back to give me updates but no one ever called. Today is the 27th of December and still waiting. Please take note that the claim is only $60.00. Can't wait to move to another provider next year.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I enrolled for vision insurance through them, in the benefits document they had mentioned Costco is one of the providers. When I bought glasses from Costco they informed that particular Costco is not covered, so they denied my claim. I was paying around $40 month as premium. I canceled their service, I used the premium money to buy 2 pairs of glasses from Costco next time. Looks like these guys are good in taking our money and when it comes to giving it back they find all kinds of excuses.
LATHAM, NEW YORK -- Going through my eye care provider to get new replacement lenses, what a pain. They don't even know the correct co-pays of Davis Vision and then Davis (the insurance co.), they're even worse. Three to four weeks waiting to get my new uncomplicated prescription progressive lenses? Come on. This is just ridiculously poor service. If it wasn't offered through my employer and the savings I receive, I'd have nothing to do with these morons.
I've emailed Davis' customer services, bantering back and forth with their non-sense e-mails, saying I have to phone them about the co-pay situation and slow service on the new lenses. With all this energy expended, and they're spending in engaging with e-mail requests and their answering, you'd think that they'd just do their jobs to
begin with?! Wouldn't you? Go figure with these idiots.
I am going into 6 weeks of trying to get a pair of eyeglasses. The first time they sent them to the Dr office, they had bad lens, the second time the lab sent them to the Dr office, the prescription was wrong. This is the third time the Dr has ordered these glasses. The lab told the Dr that they would call me and work out something. No communication at all from the lab. This is totally unacceptable!! I have asked for a refund so I can use another lab, even offering to pay out of pocket but Davis Vision will not give refunds. So my money is tied up with a company that has very poor quality and no communication. I am now trying to get my employer involved.