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    CVS Optical closures

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    The optical department in a nearby CVS is closing. Not sure if this local or National.
    from what I’ve seen, they weren’t prepared, and their showroom/brands was a basic CVS bland.
    What about your neighborhoods?
    I bend light. That is what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
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    The optical department in a nearby CVS is closing. Not sure if this local or National.
    from what I’ve seen, they weren’t prepared, and their showroom/brands was a basic CVS bland.
    What about your neighborhoods?
    https://bestlifeonline.com/cvs-optic...-closing-news/

    "CVS is making a big change to its eye health services soon. A spokeswoman for CVS told Vision Monday that the company will exit the in-store optical business completely in August. At the end of 2021, CVS had 52 in-store optical departments across the U.S., according to Vision Monday. Since then, the company has closed six locations, leaving a current total of in-store optical departments in 46 locations. But all of these will be permanently closed as of Aug. 12, the CVS spokeswoman told the news outlet... This is not a complete end of vision services from CVS, however. The company has confirmed that it will still be keeping its optical business alive digitally after closing its in-store departments. "Effective August 12, CVS Optical services will be exclusively online," the drugstore chain states on its website. "While we will no longer be offering in-store services, we remain committed to your optical needs online."
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    "We are committed to still getting money from you by having you visit other offices to beg or demand they do measurements for free. If you are too lazy for that we'll guess and make up some numbers for you. Seriously, we still want your money. Let us be clear on that. Money. Money. Money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangezero View Post
    "We are committed to still getting money from you by having you visit other offices to beg or demand they do measurements for free. If you are too lazy for that we'll guess and make up some numbers for you. Seriously, we still want your money. Let us be clear on that. Money. Money. Money."
    Sounds about right

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    I'm not too surprised. We don't have any CVS around here that has an optical department. Around here, the CVSs are not well staffed. One is now closing and the other one has significantly reduced hours. (staffing) They can't even run the business they have, let alone support an optical department.

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