OMG!!! Did I find a deal and I'm sure you're going to agree after you read this post (which, incidentally has NOTHING to do with sewing, crafts, food, or related items.)
As many of you know, I recently had cataract surgery. Now, after a few weeks when everything settles down, you go back to the eye doctor and get a prescription for new glasses. I was looking forward to that since I hadn't gotten new glasses in about 5-6 years. I also figured it was time to get new prescription sunglasses (which I keep in the car, but need for really sunny days). I went around my town trying on various frames and pricing their lenses prior to getting the new prescription so I'd be "ready to go". What really flipped me out was the difference in cost from one place to another. I wear single vision lenses since I only need my glasses for distance. (I take them off for close work.) One place wanted $158 for those and another only $48 and that didn't include the cost for high index (which makes the lenses thinner). Those prices also ranged from $50 to $100, plus the various costs of the frames. One thing I really wanted was polarized sunglasses and those prices were really unbelievable! I was thinking that this whole endeavor might put me in the hole over $800 for both, if not more. That was.................until I found this:
I had heard about Zenni Optical on the radio once upon a time, but had forgotten about it until a friend of my hubby mentioned that he got his glasses there and was really pleased. So, I checked it out and look what I got for a total of only $62 shipped right to my door!!!!
And they're polarized plus anti-glare! I LOVE them! In fact, I love them so much that I'm going to order another pair and right now the shipping is free!
So, you ask, what happened to my everyday glasses? Well, I ordered them from a regular eyeglass place because I LOVED the frames so much, AND I needed my PD.....pupillary distance (the distance in mm from eye to eye....which you can get from the last place that made your lenses) to order the Zenni glasses.......BUT, it's been over two weeks and guess what? I still don't have those!! Crazy!