A few weeks ago I broke my glasses. No problem. I have a backup. But it was old and the prescription has changed.
This time I decided to try and get my glasses over the Internet from Zenni, which manufactures the lenses in China, bulk ships them to California then repackaged and FedEx’ed mine from there. I paid extra for that. I was desperate.
There was one advantage I had over most. I have my prescription. I see an ophthalmologist on a regular basis and asked for one a few months ago. I did measure (or more accurately Helaine measured) my pupillary distance.
I ordered on the 4th and they arrived today, the 11th.
They come with a plastic case you won’t want to use.
Right off the bat I see better. I see clearer. Everything is a little brighter. I’m guessing that’s because these glasses have a thinner lens and a 1.67 index rating. The focus is good for computing and reading.
I got all the coatings but am a little disappointed in the anti-glare, sort of important in my work. It is however better than the glasses it replaces, so maybe I’m too critical.
They look almost exactly like my old glasses, which is the point. This frame seems a little heavier, but with lighter lenses it’s about the same. On the website I found little distinction between most frames. This is one part of online where you sacrifice.
Total price including express shipping and a 15% discount (easily found) $153. I think that’s pretty good for good progressives.