We Now Accept CareCredit!

Want that really amazing pair of glasses but you just felt like it’s not in the budget right now?  Have you ever wanted that second pair of glasses but getting it this month would put you in a pinch? Do you want to get everything done with, get your multiple pairs of glasses and contacts all in one go but don’t want to pay it all at once?

There can be so many reasons for wanting to spread the payments out.  I recently took out a loan for renovations on the practice and until that loan closed I couldn’t change the amount in my bank accounts by more than 10%.  Or maybe it’s tax time (sound familiar) and that tax bill was a little bit more than expected.  It has to be paid now so wouldn’t it be nice if your glasses payments could be spread out.

Well we have a solution for you!  By next week we will be set up to take CareCredit. It is deferred interest financing. What does that mean? It means it let’s your spread your payments out over 6 months and if you make your payments on time you don’t owe any interest. Click here to visit the CareCredit website and sign up now.

CareCredit is a credit card that you can use of approved healthcare items. Unlike a regular credit card where you have to pay it off in 30 days or get charged interested, with CareCredit the interest is deferred for 6 months

Why take CareCredit?  We listened to what our patients had mentioned. We wanted to make sure that you have the options to take care of your visual needs. For all our avid contact lens wearers the healthiest option is to have a pair of glasses so you don’t have to wear your contacts ALL THE TIME.  You and I both know you will overwear them if you don’t have a pair of glasses that you like.  That means a pair of glasses you feel you look good in.  Or sometimes I have patients who love their frames, but they can’t see out of their lenses. If you can’t see with your glasses it doesn’t matter how good they look.  Let’s face it you’re not going to wear them.

Another hinderance to getting what you actually need are vision plans. Vision plans aren’t really insurance.  They give you discounts on either one pair of glasses or an amount towards contacts but that doesn’t always serve everyone’s needs.  If you are a full time glasses wearer ideally you need both clear and sunglasses. If you are over 55 it’s generally beneficial to have a computer pair as well. So now we’re up to 3 pairs.  If you are completely reliant on your glasses it’s probably worth it to have a back up pair for your main pair.  Now we are up to 4 pairs.  4 pairs to be functional and secure.  We live in a very visual world.  Could you drive to work without glasses?  Could you work without glasses?  It’s a scary prospect to have only one pair to rely on to see the entire world.

We haven’t even gotten into the idea that it’s hard to make one pair of glasses match absolutely everything you wear.  Glasses are similar to shoes in that they make a fashion statement but they are also functional.  Do I wear my tennis shoes to work to match my nice business wear? NO!  Do I wear high heels when I go out power walking? No. We want to help you build an eyewear wardrobe. We want you to look good and feel good in glasses.  Our opticians are your personal stylist to make sure that we have glasses that match your lifestyle in both fashion and function.

We curate a unique, cool selection of frames from independent frame lines that few other offices carry or even know about.  CareCredit can help give you the financial wiggle room to invest in what will work best for your life.

Do you have any questions about CareCredit?  You can visit their website here or email us at appointment@westlakehillsvision.com.


Dr. Susan Elizondo

Dr. Susan Elizondo

Dr. Susan Elizondo has been practicing optometry for 10 years, and proudly took ownership of Westlake Hills Vision Center in 2019. She has a passion for nutrition and practices a plant based approach to health and healing.

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