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I have searched (we all know how iffy that can be) and cannot find the thread.   But, I remember a discussion here, in the last year or two, about ordering prescription glasses online.  Specifically Zenni was mentioned because that is the one I added to my favorites.

Any comments -- good or bad -- about glasses that were purchased from them.   I have insurance now, but even with it the new pair I wanted from Lenscrafters was over $500.  There must be a way to beat that price!


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I don’t know anything about Zenni, but this might be the thread you were looking for:
http://forums.backpacker.com/cgi-bin....263&st=

Here was another discussion on Backpackinglight:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin....d=56440

Sounds interesting.  I spent $400 on my last set of glasses and hate them…but I’m committed after spending that much money.


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I remembered just seeing an ad for coastal.com saying they were so confident you'd order again that your first pair of glasses were free. So I googled "first pair glasses free" and several things show up. Maybe?

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I have been ordering my glasses from Zenni for the last five years and have been very pleased.  The only problem, more an inconvenience, that I have had was when I ordered the memory titanium and had to have some minor adjustments to the frame. I found that I needed to go to Walmart to get them adjusted.

I have been able to adjust the regular titanium frames myself.
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I've ordered many pair from Zenni. They've been very good to do business with.
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My wife is an optician of 32 years. This is the problem she sees all the time with Zenni.
While for single vision it would work fine, for those who need say, a bifocal, there is no way to measure the frame, where it sits on your face and then measuring up to the pupil to get them to work correctly. Also, people come in all the time for better nose pads and adjustments because they are crooked, need extensions on the ear pieces and have to be bent to sit right.

So, it depends on your specific needs, but you can save a lot of money for single vision.
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Also, people come in all the time for better nose pads and adjustments because they are crooked, need extensions on the ear pieces and have to be bent to sit right.

All of which has also been true for glasses I've ordered and picked up locally. I've rarely found them 100% correct the first "fitting."

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Any comments -- good or bad -- about glasses that were purchased from them.   I have insurance now, but even with it the new pair I wanted from Lenscrafters was over $500.  There must be a way to beat that price!

I just ordered a pair of oakleys from lens crafters and even though my insurance made it very affordable, when I looked at the itemized receipt I found they were over charging and double charging! Luckily they were so un-knowledgable in what they were doing that they ordered a pair that my prescription wouldn't even fit, so I got out of the sale.

I am having bad luck all around getting the pair I want, to the point I am thinking of going back to contacts so I can just order the ones I want non Rx. I've never worn contacts out on the trails and I wouldn't want the fuss of having to put em in and take em out. Anyone ever use those ones you can just leave in for days on the trail? They didn't have those when I used to wear contacts and for whatever reason I'm nervous about em but would much rather have ones I could leave in.


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Thanks for the feedback.  I think I'll try them this time -- if they do transition lenses.  I like my sunglasses built in.

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A coworker of mine orders from Zinni often and recommended them to me.  She also recommended
http://firmoo.com/


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I got 2 pairs of single vision plus a clip-on polarized lens for $25 total a few years ago from Zenni. The clip-ons scratch pretty easy but were only $3.95 I think. I ordered 2 more. The normal glasses are still fine - just a few scratches. I'm going to try bifocals next.
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