Save Money on Eyeglasses

A few months ago a reader suggested I check out

On this Web site you can order single vision, bifocals, or progessive lens eyeware at discount prices. You will need the information from a recent eye exam to input the lens prescription.

Although you will not receive the individualized customer service that your local optician offers, for as little as $8 plus $4.95 S&H you can purchase a set of glasses. Bifocals start at $25 and progressive lenses at $29.95. Additional options are available for tinting and polycarbonate lenses.

Recently I ordered a dozen miscellaneous pairs from this site, and overall was well-pleased.  I would advise making sure you note the size of the lenses. I hadn’t paid close attention to a few, which were smaller than I had expected.  For the cost-conscious, it sounds like a good option, especially for a back-up pair, or perhaps prescription sunglasses for summertime use.

Has anyone else had experience with Zenni Optical? I would appreciate your feedback on this company or any other offering a similar service. It’s hard to go too far wrong for under $20.

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4 Responses to Save Money on Eyeglasses

  1. Steve says:

    Pleased with price, quality & service from Zenni. I ordered another pair of eyeglasses for a family member, fast service.

    Would use them again.

  2. Randy G says:

    I have ordered bifocals for myself and glasses for my daughter and have been very satisfied.

  3. harry clark says:

    Have used them for years, excellent fit, using progressive bi-focals minor adjustment (needlenose at home). Most critical measurement “pupilary distance”- my eyes are as wide as my ears. lol

  4. WM says:

    I have ordered several times from Zenni. My experiences were good. You do need to have your prescription info handy. You also need all the measurements from your current glasses. If you do not have a basic understanding of these numbers, you might find it difficult to input all of the required information.
    For my orders, delivery time seems to average about 10 days to 2 weeks.

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