Saturday, August 18, 2012

New glasses, finally!

I don't have insurance right now, so I didn't want to have to go in and pay for another eye exam or pay a bajillion dollars for new glasses.

I've heard of this place called Zenni Optical, and I figured I'd give them a shot. They have super cheap glasses so I figured that it would be worth the potential lost money if they were complete crap. Seriously, I can afford $6.95 for a pair of glasses.

So I went on the site, and neato! they have a feature where you can upload a face shot and "try on" the glasses. This rocks because I have a bad habit of thinking something will look good on me and being completely wrong.

I tried to keep it to the more inexpensive pairs. I got two of the same type of frame, and made one in to sunglasses for an additional $5. Not bad for prescription sunglasses! I then looked at the plastic frames for every-day wear (the others I added anti-reflective for night time driving) and found a pair that I loved. Super cute and only $12.95.

I ordered everything on the 8th of August, and it's the 18th and they're here! From what their site says, I was expecting it to take 3 weeks. That's pretty fast for something that's coming from China. Yes, they are made in China. I got over it. Even coming from a completely different country so far away, their shipping is flat rate, at just under $5. So I paid just under $42 for shipping and 3 pairs of glasses.

I was surprised at the quality, and in a GOOD way. I was expecting something pretty flimsy, but they look and feel like glasses I would get from the Optometrist.

I will definitely be ordering from them again when I (most likely by losing these) need more glasses.


  1. I effing love Zenni. Ive been using them for 2 or 3 yrs now. My last order was buy 2 get 1 free so I ended up with 6 pairs of glasses for $80. And one pair was $30 by itself! Talk about shocking

  2. Wow, that's awesome. Gotta love saving money!