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October 10, 2008

$ 8 Prescription Glasses

I came across this company, Zenni Optical, some time ago. They've got the most amazing pricing on prescription glasses. You can actually get a pair from them for $8....OK, so you have to add shipping to that but that's an extraordinarily reasonable price for a proper pair of prescription eyeglasses. Yes, that includes the lenses and the frames.

You can of course also get better and more expensive frames if that's what you want....they'll also do bifocals, varifocals and so on. Now, to test all of this out I actually got together a few friends who wear glasses and I took their prescriptions. I then bought a pair for each of them.....sorta a test of the system if you like. Clark Howard also ordered some and you can see his results at that link.

I bought three pairs for myself, and they are just fine. They're now my everyday eyeglasses, I'm not just using them as a spare pair. I also got two pairs for my wife and they're also just fine. One friend who needed bifocals: his are just great as well.

Now the other two pairs, no, they're not so great. But that's my fault. They both needed strong prescriptions and there's something about glasses that I didn't know. The stronger the lens the more important it is to know the pupillary distance. I was guessing that...and that's what the problem was.

So, when you order make sure that you've got that information. It's doesn't matter too much for fairly weak glasses but it does for strong ones.

Other than that they're simply a great company and the sales service is excellent too. I'd made a mistake with one of the frames (I couldn't have that design with the prescription needed) and they worked with me on email until I had it right.

It's not just that these glasses are cheap, they're good too.

 

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