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Wanted to add that shipping was 4.95 and glasses arrived in less than rwo weeks. 

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@gardenman wrote:

Are your glasses something like these?

 

http://www.zennioptical.com/372811-rimless-hingeless-titanium-frame.html


The bows don't wrap around your head ,and the frames are  very feminine  and delicate looking. so no they aren't like these

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Someone on the boards posted a picture of a frame that I just loved made by a British company.  I went online and found it on sale at an optical shop in Canada.  Ordered and took the frames to Walmart for the lenses.  I had looked at 5 or 6 places and actual got glasses at one place but the people in Walmart were the most helpful and made the lens just as I wanted them.

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The markup on glasses frames is a crime imho.  I'm glad people are finding the good online sources.


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I read somewhere - sorry, can't remember where --- that the markeup on jewelry and eye glasses are 2 of the worst things!  I believe it!!!! 

 

I wear bifocals and was spending like $500-600 on my glasses.  I was browsing on-line just trying to see if anthing looked reputable and came upon the Zenni site.  I tried them out with a very, very cheap frame --- just to see how I liked them and if they worked out. I was very pleased.  The prescription was spot on and service was great!

 

Since then, I've probably purchased 4 more pairs.

 

I have also recommended them to many people and quite a few have ordered and been very happy.

 

I know some people are skpetical, but you won't know until you try!

 

They have frames from very cheap to designer frames. 

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@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

I read somewhere - sorry, can't remember where --- that the markeup on jewelry and eye glasses are 2 of the worst things!  I believe it!!!! 

 

I wear bifocals and was spending like $500-600 on my glasses.  I was browsing on-line just trying to see if anthing looked reputable and came upon the Zenni site.  I tried them out with a very, very cheap frame --- just to see how I liked them and if they worked out. I was very pleased.  The prescription was spot on and service was great!

 

Since then, I've probably purchased 4 more pairs.

 

I have also recommended them to many people and quite a few have ordered and been very happy.

 

I know some people are skpetical, but you won't know until you try!

 

They have frames from very cheap to designer frames. 


I agree. The markups are insane. I could buy five pairs from Zenni for the price of one pair from my local optician. It's not like your local optician is sitting in a back room grinding your lenses. They send everything out to places just like Zenni, so why not cut out the high paid middleman? The options through Zenni are nearly limitless.

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@cherry wrote:

just got  new pr of frames and lens. I use the titanium frames and a new lens material that is ighter than what they had in the past. The lady at the optomistrist said that  glass material changes very rapidly

 

Before insurance it was about $700. after it came down to around $400. I just bought new glasses last year. If I need new glasses next year I would like to to reuse my new frames

 

Has anyone here done this before?


If you are describing the rimless ones, I would think it doubtful. I had a pair break while I was wearing them. Luckily I was able to get them replaced as they were under warranty but I wouldn't push that.

Plastic frames would be a better bet, ask them. 

 

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Glasses are a ripoff, IMO. I recently had my eyes examined and got a new prescription. I have had it for a few weeks because I dread shopping for glasses.

 

 

I would order online but I have to have the progressives marked by a human.

 

I went to a place the other day who offered a buy one get one offer. Of course, you have to pay extra for progressives, anti-glare and other upgrades.

 

My face is small and I am fair completed. The woman at this place would hand me a pair to try on and I would say no, and SHE would ask me "why"?

 

Big, black square man frames and she wondered why Uh, because they look hideous on me. I walked out of there and left the one pair that was just OK.

 

I then went to JCP because I got a pair there before and I really liked them and the service. So, yesterday I went and the lady was helpful and they were also running a sale.

 

She asked about the sunglasses I wear and I told her I only wear polarized Ray Bans. She told me I could have my distance script made in polarized. I found a frame that looks like my Ray Bans.

 

So, I got my regular glasses and new sunglasses using my insurance plan for a reasonable price. The last pair I had was ordered from the eye doctor and they were terrible and I could not wear them.

 

These progressives are made using a computer and make everything look crisp. So, my hated task turned out to be a pleasant experience.

 

A bonus...they remodeled the store and put a Sephora in there so I checked it out!