When I told a friend I was in the market for new glasses but was not looking forward to parting with a whole paycheck for them, she told me about Zenni Optical. My bespectacled friend was all too happy to sing Zenni’s praises. She claimed that she orders several prescription glasses from Zenni every so often “because the cost is so low it is hard not to get glasses to match every outfit”.
I was skeptical about ordering glasses online. I feared that getting glasses online would result in a misfortune for my face. Or that the glasses I ordered would turn out to have someone else’s prescription. I was distrustful. So much could go wrong.
But if it worked for my friend, what could it hurt to look around the site? And what I found was that my friend was right. Most of Zenni Optical’s glasses range from $7 to $30. And they offer reasonably priced add-ons to your glasses purchase like custom engraving, clip-on sunglasses to fit your frame and lens tints.
I threw caution to the wind and tried on a few pairs just to see. The process turned out to be a blast. I uploaded a picture of my face into Zenni frame fit. Measured my PD (Pupillary Distance- the distance between the pupils of the eyes, center to center, in millimeters) with some help from the site’s printable PD Ruler. And I spent hours of fun trying on all the frames from funky to fabulous. It was a try on session without worrying about judgment from a sales person or other shoppers.
However, for those who don’t have hours to spend trying on glasses, Zenni has a page that can help you identify what would look best on you in a flash.
Once I picked out my frames (with Zenni’s incredible prices, I couldn’t help but pick out a few) I entered my prescription and hoped for the best. I was still distrustful at this point. How could such a discounted site offer quality? I wondered. But I clicked the purchase button reassured by Zenni Optical’s awesome return policy.
I was promised my products in 4-6 weeks, and was shocked when after two weeks there was a package at my door. My pulse sped as I opened the package ready for disappointment.
Each pair I ordered came in its own clear case with a lens cloth for cleaning and a PD ruler for future purchases. As I opened each case I was surprised at the attractiveness of the glasses. They were more adorable than I had hoped. But the final tests were at hand. Would they correct my vision? Would they look good on? I gulped as I put on the gorgeous glasses.
They were perfect! Not only was the Rx on the spot, they looked great on. I am not in the habit of proclaiming that people should purchase a product. But zennioptical.com was such a great deal that I feel the need to share my experience in the hopes that my bespectacled comrades can also save money and have fun doing it.