I've needed new glasses for a while now. My old ones were very old, and they've been dropped, sat on, chewed by cats, and had all manner of other tragedies befall them during the two years I've had them. Also, I'm quite blind, so I'm wearing my glasses all the time. In the past, I only ever had one pair, and needing to replace them was always a huge crisis, because yo, glasses are expensive. Except now they aren't, because Zenni Optical is awesome. No, I haven't been paid to say that. I really am a big fan.
A few years ago, I desperately needed to get new glasses with an all new prescription, and faced once again with the only option of choosing one frame that would have to go with everything I do and wear and paying far too much for them, I decided to find other options. Ordering eyewear online was still pretty new at the time, and even though I was only spending a tenth of what I would have spent locally for a single pair (and getting multiples of pairs), I was pretty nervous about it. I mean, if they totally sucked, I'd have waited weeks to get them, and returns or corrections would be a huge hassle. But, I did it. I ordered the cheapest glasses I could and waited for them to arrive.
When they did, I was amazed. The frames were no worse in quality than what I had paid many hundreds of dollars for (just the frames, mind you), the lenses were nice, and the prescription was perfection. I swore to never buy glasses anywhere else again. And what's really funny is that I'd ordered some pretty funky and fun frames, because I hadn't intended them to be the actual glasses I would be wearing everyday. These were just test glasses. But … I fell in love with them and wore them to pieces. When it came time to get new glasses again, I didn't even have to think about it. I ordered them from Zenni. When Mom was going through two years of cataract surgery and needed weird new prescriptions every few months, we turned to Zenni (and saved almost two thousand dollars). I am a firm believer that everyone should be buying their glasses from them.
So since I've needed new glasses for a while, I've been stalking their website for months. The holdup was mostly me agonizing about whether or not to get bifocals or stick with my two pairs of glasses for two functions way of doing things. It wasn't so much me having any hangups about bifocals meaning I'm getting old. It's that bifocals require lenses and frames that are much larger than I prefer to wear. They are also more expensive (a whole $50 at Zenni, so really, not expensive), which means having fewer pairs, and I like having eyewear options. But then I got an email in early July announcing a buy two get one free sale at Zenni, and since I hadn't yet found any frames for bifocals I was totally in love with yet, I decided to stick with my usual way of switching between glasses or just dealing with the fact I can't read tiny print while out and about. I mean seriously, how could I pass up a sale like that!
First I picked a duplicate pair of my daily wear frames. I love them so much, and I was thrilled they still had them. They suit my coloring and match most of my wardrobe. Don't mess with perfection!
If they'd still had the frames for my reading glasses, I'd have bought a duplicate of them too, but they didn't, so I picked something I'd been thinking of getting for my daily wear pair. Clear half frames. Turns out, I love them, and I'll probably be getting a pair for distance vision too.
I thought about getting a new pair of sunglasses, but my old ones are still in great shape, and I don't need two pairs of sunglasses. Since I would be getting this pair for free, I thought I'd go wild. It was hard to pick something that wasn't in my usual color range, but there was one pair I kept going back to. Green, blue, and yellow … with rhinestones. I was sure I wouldn't like them much, but what the hell. They were going to be free, and they could sit in a case for emergencies should something happen to my main pair. Well, I love them. Sure, they don't match any of my clothing, but they look fabulous! I'll just wear them with black things until I find some shirts to match my glasses. LOL!
So yet again, Zenni has given me the ability to see clearly in all instances and do it with some style. How much did I pay for these three pairs of vision correction devices? $30. Had it not been a sale, it would have been $45. That's why I will always buy my glasses from Zenni. They are such a bargain!
For real, this has not been a paid announcement. People need glasses, and it's ridiculous how much glasses cost at all the usual eyewear buying places. Even the cheap ones aren't cheap, and once you get into speciality prescriptions, none of them are cheap. I love Zenni, and while I rarely go on at length about brands or stores, they are the exception, because they are awesome.