I had chicken pox as a child, just like anyone else over 30. Instead of getting shingles on my torso, I got it on my cornea. I live near Sheie in Philadelphia, PA. The specialists there said it was unsafe to wear regular contacts as it could cause the problem to spread to my entire eye. Loss of vision in that eye, and possibly loss of the entire eye. Far less sharp than vision. However, vision correction with glasses is far less sharp than with contacts. I later learned that wearing a scleral lens on the affected eye would overcome the concerns and allow me to have the sharp vision I previously enjoyed.
This is the first time Davis has been asked to provide any eyewear in the five years we have been paying them premiums. They said no scleral lens. The total additional cost would have been less than $1000. Needless to say, we have paid far more than that to them over the past five years. I requested to hear why directly from the eye doctors they said made the decision. They said fine, but it would take a few days.
I'm still waiting, I'm not holding my breath. I think everyone who has paid premiums and not gotten services should file a class action suit. I have contacted an attorney with one of the top firms in the country who insists we would win. Anyone else mad enough to file suit?
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Ordered glasses through Davis Vision. My optometrist has called me 2 twice to say that Davis Vision once again has not shipped the glasses due to them failing quality control for reflective coating issues. I have already waited 20+ days for these glasses so I called Davis vision to say that I would like to see what the issue is. They confirmed that yes they had failed at putting on the reflective coating 2x. So I said to please make the glasses without the coating. They claim they can not do that. Really I paid extra for the coating so why can I not get them without the coating!
Makes me think that the coating is a scam to begin with. All glasses either must come with the coating or they are having other issues at their lab other than the coating as they can not make my glasses without the coating. This company is horrible. Do yourself a favor and not use them, they are just one big headache. Waiting a month for glasses in this day and age is absolutely unacceptable. I pay good $ for their vision plan and they can not deliver on their end!
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.
WEST BABYLON, NEW YORK -- I went in, late in the day, and they said they could do a regular exam; after having waited 45 minutes, I was informed that I must purchase lenses (i.e., no purchase, no exam). I thought it very nice of them to give an exam after hours however should've realized there was something attached! I did purchase from them last year; the glasses were nice-looking, however it did take them an awfully long time to produce the final result. Note: I wasn't covered for the lenses last year so that it wasn't even a 'bargain.' Many other places are far more professional --Beware of this chain.
CULLMAN, ALABAMA -- I have no problem with the provider I used. The problem is with Davis Vision Insurance coverage. My provider examined my eyes and said I needed stronger lens. I knew this was the case. The stupidity began when they said Davis required them to send in my frames to get the lens made. I didn't want new frames, just lens. How in the world does Davis expect someone to see while they have my glasses. Most people that I know of wear their glasses because they actually need them to see. What a stupid company. I will be doing everything I can to get my company to drop them and get coverage from someone else.
WESTBURY, NEW YORK -- I went to get a pair of glasses. The sale lady who took care of me was trying to get me to buy a upgrade lens. She lied and told me that my insurance doesn't cover lenses. Which they do cover. The other salesman sold my husband with the same sales pitch. The people there are extremely dishonest. Their goal is to get you to pay much more than what the insurance co. pays. Beware. I do not recommend them.
TAMPA, FLORIDA -- They are horrible. It took 3 tries before finally making the glasses the way they were prescribed. 1st time they didn't tint them and they put the wrong length stems on. The 2nd time they made the left lens incorrectly. They refused a request to refund any money. The eyeglass facility said they had so many problems with Davis Vision, they were seriously considering dropping them. Be smart and complain to your HR Dept if you have this company offered benefit. It's a joke!
PHILADELPHIA -- I recommend going with another optical insurer as Davis Vision is irresponsible and wastes the customers' time and energy. It might be that they save money by not paying claims in a timely fashion and making the customer jump hoops. They need to fire the staff that has 'lost' documents unless this is more a policy of Davis Vision rather than the inefficiency of the staff.