Eyeglass Prescriptions

It was just a about a month ago when I posted my last entry about wanting to order eyeglasses online from the discount (extremely so) eyeglass website ZenniOptical.com.

I said I would give an update on the site as soon as I had more information. Finally, after a month I am ready to place the order. The delay came because I wasn’t able to get an appointment for an eye exam all this time! You have to love how much fun it is when hardly any place (including all the ones you see advertised on TV) will accept your vision insurance.

Anyway, it took me all this time to get an appointment on a day that I could go to the one place that would accept the insurance. Now that I have that, it should be easy to place the order.

I’m still leaning toward a style which has the color of the frame all around and I like the shape of the lens.

I know that most people who read about the company wonder how they can sell prescription eyeglasses for such a cheap price. (Prices for single vision lenses start at at an amazingly low $8. Even if you add in the $4.95 for shipping – a flat shipping fee, by the way, no matter how many pairs of glasses you get – the price is still only $13 for a complete pair of glasses.) They explain on their website that you are getting the glasses directly from the labs that manufacture them (which are overseas) so you are essentially cutting out the middle men throughout the normal distribution process which add so much into the cost at the regular retail level.

Once again, I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, you should check it out for yourself. Even if you weren’t planning on purchasing new frames and lenses right now, it would be a good time to order a pair to keep as a spare around the house just to test out the service.

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