We found an optical store near our hotel. Using rather dated instruments, the optician carefully measured J.J.’s eye sight.Once J.J. and the optician were in agreement, he wrote a prescription, had J.J. choose a frame and placed the order.
Self-confident and kind with a trustworthy reassuring manner, the optician told J.J. that he will be happy with the result.
Cost for eye exam was free with a purchase. The total cost of €260 which included frame and glasses was discounted to €200. It seems that Greeks bargain even with doctors and opticians for their professional services. Since J.J. offered to pay in cash without asking for a discount, he automatically gave it. J.J. is very satisfied with his new glasses and is likewise happy that we engaged his services.
Aloha -- Cathi