In case you have tried to use my previous posts on Optica Lopez, for directions, you probably found out that they are no longer in their old location.
I ran into a Chiriquí Chatter reader the other day and she thanked me for the Optica Lopez reference. She had recently gone there and was very pleased with the quality of service she had received. When she told me that, I realized that I hadn’t posted anything on their new location. Continue reading Óptica Lopez Has Moved In David
I received the following email today:
Hello Don Ray,
I would like to let you and your readers know that SOSA Y ARANGO OPTICAL CLINIC, THE AUTHORITY IN THE SUBJECT, WITH 18 CLINICS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IS NOW IN DAVID AND IN BUGABA, and we will be more than glad to provide you and your readers, our service for all of your optical needs.
Gerente de Mercadeo
Ópticas Sosa y Arango, S.A.
Yesterday, I went with Dr. Sussan and her daughter, Sofia, to visit friends at Optica Lopez. Dr Sussan used to be the doctor you would see, if you went to have your vision checked. It was on one such a visit, that I got to meet this group of young ladies, excluding Martha.
Optica Lopez was the last of the optical stores that I visited in David. It was also the first one I went into that I wasn’t treated like a gringo with extra money to spend. I use bifocals, and all of the other optical shops tried to convince me to purchase the more expensive “progressive” lenses. When I went to Optica Lopez, they asked which I preferred.
That first visit started a great set of friendships for me.
This is a photo of Yajaira, Carla, Sofia, Martha, and Dr. Sussan.
Continue reading Sofia Visits Optica Lopez
If you are fortunate enough to get by Optica Lopez this morning, then you will be able to see Dr. Sussan. She will be there for four hours only. I would have notified you sooner, but I just learned that she would be working today.
My glasses needed a slight adjustment and a cleaning so I went to Optica López today. I happened to be there when the Owner, Oscar López, was there and I got to meet him. I took a photo of Oscar with his David staff.
Carla did an outstanding job on my glasses and after the cleaning I can see everything much clearer. With a clean pair of glasses you can surly have a brighter outlook on life. Thanks Carla!
From left to right are Oscar López, Carla, Maite, and Julio (the optometrist).
I stopped into Óptica Lopez today to get my glasses adjusted and thought I would pass on a little news. If you are in need of an eye exam, you better get it taken care of this month. You see, Doctor Susan is going to take a leave of absence soon because of a special event in her life. She is going to have a baby. I think she has about 4 weeks to go.
When the baby comes, she will take a three-month leave of absence. So if you don’t get there soon, you might have to wait until June for her professional attention. I have met her replacement, and while he is qualified, you will prefer Dr. Susan. She has built the Óptica Lopez business in David and I am constantly receiving “thanks” for having recommending her.
When you stop in, tell her I said “hello”.
Another post that I lost in the shuffle was related to my eye care provider. When I realized it was time to get new glasses, I went to every optical shop in David. I mean every one. I have worn bifocals for years and have the non-progressive kind. Everyone except one put on a hard push to have me change to progressive bifocals. They were so pushy on the subject that I became convinced that their real motivation was to sell the more expensive frames and lenses to the “gringo” rather than provide the best eye care at a reasonable price.
The only provider that asked what I wanted and solely went into the role of providing information rather than trying to do the hard sell was Óptica López. I have sent several people there and everyone has come back to me and thanked me for the recommendation. Doctor Susan and her two assistants (Carla and Yajaira) are really good people. Doctor Susan speaks very good English so those of us that are Spanish challenged need not be afraid. I have enjoyed them so much; I stop in every now and then just to practice my Spanish. So if you need glasses, contacts or a 3-minute class in Spanish give them a try.