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Old 07-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Location: Right where I want to be.
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We order from Zenni but there are other online discount options as well. We've been pleased with our purchases so far but our Rx's are fairly simple. DH's lenses alone are over $200 retail, now he pays around $50 for complete glasses from Zenni.

My last pair of retail glasses was nothing fancy but still $150 and the frames were wearing out in well under a year (but beyond the 3 month warranty). I've had a $29 pair from Zenni for over a year now and they are holding up fine.

Be prepared for the shipping to take longer than they say and customer service can be hard to reach but I can overlook those things considering we are saving many hundreds of dollars a year on glasses for the entire family. We have the Rx's checked each time and they have been spot on.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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My husband ordered a few pairs from there. They are totally fine. He has not had a problem at all with them. The only thing (if I am remembering right) is they took a long time to get here. I think they come from China. So he contacted them and they said they were 'held up at customs' or something like that...
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:00 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I tried Zenni & 39dollar

Zenni will not return my inquiries and I think they messed the lenses up (progressive).

$39 was prompt in my inquiries, sent a prepaid mailer, and are re-cutting as they messed up.

I seem to be stuck with me Zenni pair, an they need fixin.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Location: San Diego, CA
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I've ordered from Zenni. They're okay, kinda cheap quality. I don't mind because I primarily wear contacts. They take a long time to arrive though.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:46 AM
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I got my two pairs of eyeglasses today, five weeks after ordering.

I'm pretty happy with both of them. It looks like they did a good job with the grinding and polishing of the lenses.

One pair is a titanium frame with progressive, photochromic, mid-index lenses. Both the distance correction and the reading correction seem fine. The AR coating looks good, and they darken up in sunlight and lighten up inside just like they're supposed to.

I have a really strong correction, and I was a bit worried that the mid-index lenses would be too thick (Zenni does not do progressives with high index lenses). But they look good, and they're pretty flattering if I do say so myself. I ordered a frame with small, narrow lenses to minimize the 'coke bottle' effect . The lenses may be 1 mm thicker than a comparable pair of my older glasses with high index lenses. But it's not very noticeable from the side because they did a good job on the edges of the lenses, and the color of the lens and the frame are similar. This pair of glasses cost $100. Compared to over $600 for my last pair of glasses bought from a local optician.

The second pair is a plastic frame with single-vision lenses and dark (80%) tint, these will be my prescription sunglasses. I could have ordered high-index lenses for this pair, but I didn't. I got the mid-index to save money. With a plastic frame and the dark tint the thickness of the lenses isn't noticeable. They cost $15.00.

I'm pretty thrilled with this. For less than the cost of a pair of decent shoes, I can get a new pair of eyeglasses. I wear glasses all the time, so it would be great to have different pairs of glasses to suit my mood or whatever.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:21 AM
Location: tampa fl-Soddy Daisy Tn
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Just received 2 pr from goggles4u.com they are very nice frames and lenses, not the cheapest out there, progressive top and bottom script, 10 days to deliver. Will do business with them again for sure.
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