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I am sorry you are dealing with this situation. If I were in your shoes I would take the optometrist to small claims for the amount of your damages including replacement cost of new glasses and inconvenience of being without glasses. In order to get the glasses repaired immediately you can pay for what they want but make it clear that you are not waiving your rights to sue for the full amount. In other words do not sign anything that releases the company from further liability for the other 1/2 of the costs.
It may be enough for you to tell the manager you are prepared to go to court and seek the entire amount of cost to repair the glasses that were broken due to the negligence of the optometrist. This may be enough, if not, have your day in court for your costs and expenses and do not do business with this company in the future.
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