AdvRider wrote:Not so fast, boys. I wear what are called toric lenses to correct astigmatism. Basically they are weighted just slightly and need to be inserted weightier side down as shown by a little green bar.
Now I'd bought these many times with delivery within a few days maybe a week. Last year, my optometist told me the manufacturer, Wesley Jensen, had changed its toric lens manufacturing process and delivery would take FOUR TO SIX WEEKS! Not to mention the backstabbers DOUBLED the price. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
So maybe there is something to Peavy's story. The whole eye care industry is rigged IMHO, with exams mandatory by law within 12 months before a prescription is filled.
C'mon man. Even if it did take that long, which I have NEVER heard of and have been wearing contacts for 15 years, four to six weeks from spring training would have been in late April or early May. And with the Padres having several million invested in his contract and him being really the only Padres player worth anything, I would really think someone in the organization would somehow come up with a pair of contacts for him to wear. This guy is a MLB player. That is a ridiculously lame excuse. I'm sure it had nothing to do with his shoulder tendinitis or f'ed up mechanics.