Update - low cost eyeglasses / Zenni Optical

Received 2 pair today, seem to be perfect match for my
prescription, look like excellent quality, I've become a
believer (total 44.00 including mailing, ordered just 2 weeks
ago). And mechanically superior to the 200 dollar crap from
the big city optician. Usual disclaimers - just an amazed
and happy customer /Mark F
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Mark F
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Where did you buy them, I need new glasses too.
i
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Ignoramus16855
I'll second that, Mark. I have bought eyeglasses from them for my kids, who are pretty rough on such things. When they get damaged, another pair for 22 buck is MUCH easier to swallow than the 176.00 that I paid from the local place.
I wear bifocals, they cost me near 350 bucks. Got a "backup" pair from Zenni for $79.00, intending to use them as "shop" glasses so that I could save my good ones from getting messed up. They are every bit as good, quality wise, and the prescription is dead on.
Now I'm all for supporting the local guy, but sorry, 4.5X the cost is bordering on extortion.
Same disclaimers apply...
-AL A.
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Al A.
So how do you select frames and frame fit?
mike
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nomail
I get mine from Rexall Drugs. Off the rack. $10.00. Just fine. JR Dweller in the cellar
Mark F wrote:
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JR North
Good if both your eyes are the same, you are far sighted and don't have astigmatism. Not all of us are as fortunate.
Dan
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dcaster
zennioptical.com /mark
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Mark F
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 00:31:48 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, Mark F quickly quoth:
I bought this pair of computer glasses from Zenni (aka
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) and paid $27 delivered for their stainless frames in single vision. I'll go with bifocals next time.
Unfortunately, one of the frame nuts was stripped. About two weeks later, after a whole lot of email with just two replies to me, I got a whole new frame from them (silver instead of the gold I had purchased.) It was a PITA, but the price was good. I think they send the orders to Hong Kong or Singapore, hence the 2-week turnaround.) I may get some other spares from them, the cheapest ones the next time.
I wear larger frames than most people since my eyelashes are long and I need as much of my peripheral vision corrected as possible due to my astigmatism. They didn't have a very good selection of larger lenses/frames 2 years ago, but they appear to have some now. These smaller lenses work fine for computer work only, though.
(He's in the Bay Area, Gunner, and some are only $8.95! I'll keep spares in the truck and shop.)
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Larry Jaques
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 01:19:26 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, snipped-for-privacy@noplace.org quickly quoth:
Select frames online (single picture) and fit 'em yourself, or get the Optometrist who wrote your prescrpition to fit them for you. Be sure to ask first so you know whether it's fee or free.
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Larry Jaques
Those glasses may come from Pakistan. I have an Afghani friend and he gets his from some outfit in Pakistan or India for super cheap but decent quality.
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daniel peterman
Way cool! I had my eyes done and have a perscription, but have been unable to pay local prices.
Ill damned sure check into it.
Gunner
"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." - Proverbs 22:3
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Gunner
Those are just +D reading glasses, not prescription.
You paid too much. Check out the dollar store.
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Richard J Kinch
I pull out the magnifying lens in Harbor Fright $3 "hoods" and use them for reading and craft work . Still need 250 power to see at 1 meter dist'
Mark F wrote:
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werty
I pull out the magnifying lens in Harbor Fright $3 "hoods" and use them for reading and craft work . Still need 250 power to see at 1 meter dist'
Mark F wrote:
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werty
I bought a pair from them for $19.95 and I'm satisfied too. These are single vision glasses though. I'm wondering how they'd do on bifocals or trifocals.
They'd probably get the prescription correct, but part of being useful is having the glasses fitted so that the transition between the two lenses occurs at the right level so you don't have to tilt your head too far up or down to make them work. Anybody gotten bifocals or trifocals from them?
RWL
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RWL
=========== I just ordered some bifocals, let you know in about 2 weeks.
Unka' George (George McDuffee) .............................. Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be "too clever by half." The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
John Major (b. 1943), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Quoted in: Observer (London, 7 July 1991).
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F. George McDuffee
I take it one step further. Not only do I buy my glasses from Zenni, I write my own prescription.
I've been frustrated for years with perscriptions that don't do what I want so I finally bought a trial lens set and a trial frame on ebay. Now I can make custom glasses for anything I want and get them exactly as I want. I still go the opto once a year to get checked for glucoma and such.
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Jim Stewart
Something to watch out for on glucoma checkups. My opto initially told me my eyeball pressure was bordering on high. This went on for a couple of years, then just as he was ready to start medication he decided to check the thickness of my cornea with an ultrasonic gadget. It turns out my cornea is unusually thick, so after the correction factor was applied, instead of being near the high end, my pressure is actually near the low end. This guy is pretty sharp, so I wonder how many people like me are being treated for a condition that doesn't exist.
Keith Bowers - Thomasville NC
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kabowers
Looks like Zenni is doing well from RCM. I just placed an order, too. And if I like it, I'll buy more.
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Gary Brady
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Just received my order, 2 pairs driving glasses, one pair with bi-focals. All 3 are top quality, and if anything the perscription is better than my 350$ no-line bifocals. For my use at least, the bifocal is located exactly right.
I ordered 21:24 27Oct06 CDT [local computer time] Received Email confirmation dated 10-27-06 07:19PM Glasses came in today's mail 07Nov06
Thanks Mark F. for the lead.
Shipper shows ZENNIOPTICAL.COM 19dollarEYEGLASSES.com 27 Sunny Oaks Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
order confimation gives: Phone: 415-785-7003 Fax: 415-491-4349 URL:
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Unka' George (George McDuffee) .............................. Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be "too clever by half." The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
John Major (b. 1943), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Quoted in: Observer (London, 7 July 1991).
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