Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Eyeglasses for Less

Two things I need to do - get a haircut, and get new glasses. I keep putting it off because I don't know what to do with my hair, and I know new eyeglasses will be expensive. That is, they can be expensive if you buy them at the eye doctor or vision place. I've just recently heard about Zenni Optical, and I really want to try ordering glasses from them. They have glasses starting at $8. Can you believe that? $8. That includes single vision lenses and the frames.

They also have glasses that cost more, but I think my favorite $8 are these:

Shipping is only $4.95, so for a total of $12.95, it's certainly worth trying them. I could grab a couple pair for way less than I'd have to pay elsewhere. The shipping is still $4.95, no matter how many pair you order, so it's an even better deal to order several pair at once.

The reason Zenni Optical can sell glasses at such low prices is that they sell only their own glasses, directly to the consumer, cutting out the middleman. I'd say it's definitely worth looking for anyone who needs glasses but doesn't want to spend an arm and a leg. You can also add extras, like sunglass tinting and anti-reflective coating for an additional $4.95, but all Zenni Optical glasses, even the $8 ones, come with anti-scratch coating, UV protection, lens edge polishing, and more. You can find the full list on their home page. You can also get bifocal and progressive lenses, the same things you'd find at the eye doctor, only less expensive.

Zenni Optical was recently mentioned on the Clark Howard Show, and you can read what some real people who have tried the Zenni Optical glasses think of them.


  1. I believe a guy at my work ordered from there and he was very happy. Good luck.

  2. Thanks for the tip - I, too, have been putting off getting new glasses which I need and to think I might be able to get a couple of pairs. Love money saving tips!


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