Wednesday, February 17, 2010

4 eyes

I am sure you have noticed by now, I wear glasses. 
I have since I was wee bitty.
And they have always been expensive.
Until now!
My mom and my aunt showed me this website: Zenni Optical.
The glasses are CHEAP. Like you can buy 3 pairs at one time for FAR FAR less than one from anywhere else.
So, I went to the eye doctor, got a prescription and decided to try it out. What did I have to loose?
I picked out three (to coordinate with different outfits, duh) pairs that I liked.  I have a small face and I liked that the exact frame measurements are listed – it helped me to rule out a few pairs that would have been too big for me.  
Browsed through all of the frames they had to choose from (there are a TON!) and picked the ones I liked.
I entered in my prescription as indicated – it was really really easy.  They even offer (easy to understand) explanations of how to do this if you are confused.
Then, I got this email:
Untitled Clearly they care about the quality of their product. 
I got my shiny new glasses 2 weeks after I confirmed their email.  Packaged in individual plastic cases wrapped in lens cleaning cloth inside a bubble envelope.
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I am not too crazy about the 3rd pair, but I was going out on a serious limb with them!
I am, however, crazy about the quality of the glasses.  Sturdy. Lenses are in great shape.
And, I can SEE! Everyone is happy about this.
Total price for 3 pairs of glasses WITH lenses, shipped: $30.90.
that price is correct folks. WITH lenses.
I might just go back and order a few more pairs to match so I can be sure to match EVERY outfit.
**I was not compensated in any way shape or form for this review. Hell, they don’t even know I am writing it – someone should tell them! I am just a satisfied customer who thought she would share.**


Becky said...

I'm so excited about this! Glasses are ridiculous expensive through an eye doctor. I'm so glad to find a cheaper alternative.

I'm still too much of a wimp to go with 1-800-Contacts or anything like that for my contacts though. Maybe I should to save even more money.

Danifred said...

Wow! I wear contacts and only update my glasses prescription every couple of years, but I'm definitely going to bookmark this site. That's awesome!

Kara said...

seriously???? I dropped like 100 dollars for one pair at the eye doctor! good for you on getting some nice glasses : )

Jill said...

I'm so glad you did this! I've been wanting to try them for a while, but I was too scared.... now that I know someone else who has tried it, I think I'll go for it :)

renee said...

omg that is AWESOME! i am going to have to try this out! josh and i were just discussing getting new ones and getting me some contacts. THANKS :D

Shell said...

WOW! I think I will have to try out that website! (and I'm totally into that third pair!)

Love Glasses said...

I have never used zenni before, but i had a good experience on They do lots of discounts, sales, and other special savings. So far, i have bought 4 pairs of sunglasses from GlassesShop.