I started wearing glasses when I was in the 5th grade. They have always been a huge expense for me. When I became a stay at home mom, I knew my family was going to have to give up a few things and buying new glasses for me became one of those. I waited three years before getting a new prescription this time and then still did not buy a new pair. I heard several friends talking about an online optical company called Zenni Optical. They told me that they got glasses for $8.00 plus shipping. I knew I had to go find out more and if possible get a new pair. It was not until my old pair of glasses broke that I finally broke down and decide to take a chance and order a pair online. Here are some tips for ordering your prescription glasses online.
Trying On Your Glasses
Being able to try your glasses on and see how they look on you is really important in finding the right glasses. This is one thing that is really hard to do when you order online. Zenni Optical has made this easier for you. They have a feature on the website called frame fit. This feature allows you to upload a head shot of yourself and then you are able to try on the glasses that you save in your favorite’s folder. This is a feature that I really liked and I found that many of the other online companies selling glasses did not have this feature. While this feature made it easier, it is still not the same as going in and being able to try them on in person. One thing you can do is go to the place you buy eyeglasses and check out similar glasses and see how you like them. There are thousands of frames online to choose from, so I’d suggest narrowing your search down to features you want in your glasses and then you will have fewer glasses to look at and the whole process will not seem so overwhelming.
Ordering Your Glasses
Ordering the glasses online is really easy. You will need your prescription from your eye doctor. If you don’t have this, call your eye doctor. If your prescription is up to date, they will have to give you this information. One other item you will need is your pupilary distance. This number is usually not on your prescription but eye doctors do measure it, so ask them for the number. If you don’t have the number, the website will walk you through measuring to figure out this number. Once I had this information ordering was really easy.
Price of Glasses
The glasses start at $8 a pair. It depends on which frame you pick out as to what the cost will be. The glasses come with anti-scratch coating, UV protection, a hard case, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. There are also lots of extras that you can add on to your glasses that will cost you more. Look around to see exactly what you will need. They also offer bifocal lenses which start at $25 and progressive lenses for $37. The shipping is $4.95 for each order.
Delivery of Glasses
The glasses usually come within 14 days, unless you have a difficult prescription. I got my glasses in one week.
When my glasses came in the mail I was so excited and could not wait to open them up. They came in a small bubble envelope. I was worried to death that they were broke. They were inside the hard case and wrapped with the cloth. So they were quite safe. I did have some problems with the glasses fitting me properly. I decided to take them to my eye doctor. They were able to fix them for free to fit me properly. I spent almost $200 on my last pair of glasses. These glasses only cost me $34 with the extras I had to order. I would definitely recommend ordering glasses online. I know I could not have found a better deal. So, if you really need some glasses check out online ordering options, it can save you a lot of money.