It's your fault that my child broke her glasses!

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    Basically yeah, parent just started to yell at me on the phone because LD broke her glasses and it's her third pair. Mother was ranting that she wants to talk to the student who broke them (She broke them herself) and wants them to pay for it.

    I'm like, "I'm not the one in charge of this issue, but I suggest you talk to her teacher about situation."

    It's not my fault your kid decided to take off her glasses when she knows not to take them off and sat on them on accident.
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  3. by   OhioBPH
    It sucks that she yelled at you, but I bet she is just beside herself with frustration. Glasses aren't cheap an insurance only covers a pair or two a year.
  4. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from OhioBPH
    It sucks that she yelled at you, but I bet she is just beside herself with frustration. Glasses aren't cheap an insurance only covers a pair or two a year.
    Yep. I'm lucky that I have a fund that I can use to order a new pair of glasses for students if they cannot afford them. (And Zenni Optical online is my saving grace there.)
  5. by   Amethya
    Quote from OhioBPH
    It sucks that she yelled at you, but I bet she is just beside herself with frustration. Glasses aren't cheap an insurance only covers a pair or two a year.
    The thing is that she got them online and still can get the pair for free from the eye doctor with Medicare.

    But you're right they are hella expensive.

    I explained to the student that glasses stay on our face and she needs to stop taking them on and off.
  6. by   MHDNURSE
    We have a student in second grade that always breaks her glasses. She is legally blind without them and was at risk of failing the second grade only a month ago because she was so far behind from not being able to see. It is beyond frustrating.
  7. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    We have a student in second grade that always breaks her glasses. She is legally blind without them and was at risk of failing the second grade only a month ago because she was so far behind from not being able to see. It is beyond frustrating.
    Does she have a spare always on hand? For students like this, it might be better to order two pairs. This is where Zenni Optical can definitely be a cheap resource.
  8. by   LikeTheDeadSea
    Things that are my fault:

    That I don't have spare clothes that LD thinks are fashionable enough to wear.
    That you didn't submit paperwork on time despite ten reminders.
    That your kid threw up.
    That your kid has a fever on my thermometer.
  9. by   ruby_jane
    This is an issue for which the teacher felt the need to send kid to the clinic? WHY? I am not the glasses fairy....I don't even have duct tape!
  10. by   Amethya
    Quote from JenTheSchoolRN
    Does she have a spare always on hand? For students like this, it might be better to order two pairs. This is where Zenni Optical can definitely be a cheap resource.
    What is Zenni Optical?
  11. by   OldDude
    Just this year a kid came in from recess, broke the plastic part of the frame that holds the lens in place. I superglued the frame back together, returned the glasses to the kid and all and all, I was pretty pleased with my repair job.

    I got a call from his mom the next day, ripping me a new one...she said my repair "voided" the warranty they had for his glasses and now they were going to have to pay for new frames instead of having them replaced under warranty. Uh, sorry??
  12. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from Amethya
    What is Zenni Optical?
    Glasses – Glasses Online – Prescription Glasses | Zenni Optical

    I have ordered glasses for students here. I just need the prescription. Most cost between $15 and $40 dollars, but I've never had a pair cost more than $85 and that was a heavy duty prescription.
  13. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from OldDude
    Just this year a kid came in from recess, broke the plastic part of the frame that holds the lens in place. I superglued the frame back together, returned the glasses to the kid and all and all, I was pretty pleased with my repair job.

    I got a call from his mom the next day, ripping me a new one...she said my repair "voided" the warranty they had for his glasses and now they were going to have to pay for new frames instead of having them replaced under warranty. Uh, sorry??
    I had something similiar happen - I no longer mess with glasses. Parents get a call - glass pieces are then placed in a baggie and given to student.
  14. by   OldDude
    Quote from JenTheSchoolRN
    Glasses - Glasses Online - Prescription Glasses | Zenni Optical

    I have ordered glasses for students here. I just need the prescription. Most cost between $15 and $40 dollars, but I've never had a pair cost more than $85 and that was a heavy duty prescription.
    We have an agreement with a local eye doctor. He will do the eye exam and supply the glasses at no charge for those we identify. He has a few styles of low end frames to choose from. One parent stormed out of the office because she thought it wasn't fair she had to pick from just a few frame styles. She thought she should be able to pick from anything in the display case for her LD...

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