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    Eyeglass Store Posting

    For years I have bought my eyeglasses at Doctor's Value Vision in Murfreesboro, TN. When I went yesterday and ordered two new pair of glasses, my daughter noticed as we were leaving they had a decal on the door with a gun with the red circle and slash and below it read, "No guns or weapons allowed on the premises." I did some research and found that they are owned by Eye Care Centers of America, Inc., and they have several other names they operate under. From their web page:

    "Our stores are located primarily in the Southwest, Midwest and Southeast, along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coasts and in the Pacific Northwest regions of the United States and operate under separate trade names in each of our local markets, including "EyeMasters," "Visionworks," "Vision World," "Doctor's VisionWorks," "Dr. Bizer's VisionWorld," "Dr. Bizer's ValuVision," "Doctor's ValuVision," "Hour Eyes," "Stein Optical," "Eye DRx" and "Binyon's." This is the email I sent them:

    Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 4:09 PM
    To: Customer Service Support e-mail
    Subject: Corporate Policy

    While ordering two new pairs of eyeglasses in the Murfreesboro, TN Dr.’s ValueVision Store I noticed as I was leaving a sign which said guns and weapons were prohibited. I would like to know if this is a corporate policy and if this includes those, like myself, who are properly licensed and registered to carry handguns. While I respect any business or property owner’s right to post their property against anything they wish, my policy is if you do not want me to bring my licensed and registered handgun in your store, you do not want me to bring my money in either, and I will shop somewhere else.

    Please let me know if this is your policy. I have traded with you for many years now, but that will have to stop if it is your policy. Thank you for your prompt response.

    This was their response:

    I do apologize but this is our corporate policy. We do not allow handguns or weapons of any kind in our stores.

    Thank you,

    Customer Service

    This is the reply I sent them:

    Thank you, Lucy, for your prompt response. I called today and cancelled my order. Also, I will be advising all members of groups to which I belong of this policy and urging them to take their business elsewhere. Please pass this information along to your superiors and that I urge them to rethink this policy and comply with the law and respect the rights of law-abiding citizens. The sad part is that criminals will not care what your policy is, and that policy makes the rest of us vunerable to them. Not only does it cost you business, it makes you and your customers less safe.

    So, please spread the word to everyone you can not to do business with these people.

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    That's why I keep posting this website:Zenni Optical
    Cheaper, Better, and they don't care if I wear a gun.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Western Washington
    Quote Originally Posted by THE DUKE OF ESSEX View Post
    That's why I keep posting this website:Zenni Optical
    Cheaper, Better, and they don't care if I wear a gun.
    Great website. I just got my order from them last week and I am very pleased. Total cost with bifocals was $34.

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    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Lowcountry, SC
    Just want to bump this to keep it in the "public" eye.

    QUESTION: Is that sign a legal sign? In several states the sign must be of a specific design to have ANY standing under the law. If a sign is not legal in SC, you can legally carry, as this is a business open to the public (unless it is classified as a "hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, or any other facility where medical services or procedures are performed unless expressly authorized by the employer." Then they don't need a sign, as that is one of our unauthorized areas.

    NICE EMAIL by the way. Proactive = rewarded.

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    Thanks for the post, I was planning on goining to a Eyemasters but I will check for a legal sign first

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    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Phoenix, AZ

    Another reason this site is important

    I was going to one of their stores today to get my two new pairs of glasses. Not now, an I WILL send a letter to their customer (non) service.


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