Excerpted from the full review here.
Let’s face it, we all are trying to save money where we can these days (our family is too), and medical costs, dental and vision care for the family can get VERY expensive. So we try to find the best deals while not sacrificing quality. Five in our family needs vision correction and at about and average of $300 per person per year, that can take a toll on our family’s budget.
Due to the huge discounted prices on Zenni Optical.com, I decided to take the plunge.
*Important Note: You MUST have a copy of your current vision prescription if you want to order prescription glasses.
Zenni - How to Order
What I found was a user-friendly website with many options in price, style and extras. I had choices for lens material, width, coatings and tints. The frames were plentiful and I could filter the many options down to a manageable number by choosing price, shape, make or female and material. The lowest price was $6.95 for frames and surprisingly, there were several options that appealed to me.
Here comes the fun part, how will they look and fit and how can I determine that without a face-to-face fitting? The Zenni Optical website has a feature that allows the user to upload their own face and virtually “try on” the glasses. If you don’t have a picture, there are pictures there to choose from, just choose the face shape closest to your own.
Click on the frames you like, then click on “Try On” and the frames will appear on the picture of the chosen face. Neat, huh?
When you find some choices of frames that you like, and have tried them on, be sure to add them to your “Favorites” because it is so much easier to locate them for ordering. You must create an account if you want to have the Favorites available once you log off.
When I settled on the frames, I placed them in my shopping cart and next moved to the lens. There I chose the material and thickness as well as the coatings we wanted. To view these choices, check out their FAQs.
Next, I entered our prescription info and saved it to our account for future order. Very simple, I just copied the information from the prescription obtained from my eye doctor (or optician). You will be asked to enter a “PD,” and like me, may not know what that is. PD stands for pupillary distance and Zenni Optical provides you 2 simple ways to determine your PD. When our order arrived, Zenni had included a PD measuring ruler for future orders.
My order arrived in about 13 days and I am very pleased with my glasses. In fact, I had just purchased a pair of glasses from our eye doctor and optical center (about $300.00) and I actually prefer the ones I bought at Zenni for $38.00.
Important: pay attention to the information on the frames, see how they look on your face (picture) and make sure your numbers are all correct before ordering.
Conclusion: Very highly recommended. Will definitely order again.
Zenni Optical.com http://www.zennioptical.com/
Ordering guide: http://www.zennioptical.com/how-to-order
Contact: Phone: 1-800-211-2105
Disclaimer: Vickilynn Haycraft is an independent Product Reviewer and not an affiliate or representative of any company. She does not sell products or accept payment for reviews. The products reviewed are either purchased by Vickilynn Haycraft or provided for review and all reviews are unbiased regardless of how the item was obtained. Zenni Optical products were purchased at the regular prices.