Wal-Mart Informative - Walmart Vision Center - Forest Lake MN
FOREST LAKE, MINNESOTA -- Dr. Backus @ this location is wonderful. He is kind and professional. I have always had super results and service and would recommend him to anyone.
NOT UNIQUE to Forest Lake Walmart - 1-800-CONTACTS and the partnership with Walmart is good if you DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE. If you do, SKIP IT. Super hassle.
The bad part is you can no longer order contacts with Walmart over the phone - Even if you have insurance and they have all of your information. That 6.8% tax on that $24.00 box of contacts has to be paid UP FRONT before they order them for you and those few dollars are a deal breaker for this multi-million dollar company. (I wonder how many people ever stiff them tax.) That means two trips to Walmart - one to order and one to pick up - the $$ I am spending on gas is more than the tax.
In conclusion - the "red tape" is a pain and it would be nice to see Walmart fix this (if you have insurance you are working and you need the contacts and you can afford the sales tax). BUT the staff and Dr. Backus are SUPER.