Truly Inexpensive Eye Glass Replacement

OK.  I’m back from my little vacation.  I don’t know how often I will post, but I will post.  This first one is just kind of a light one; a review of Zenni Optical, an 0n-line eye glass fulfillment center.   I don’t know about where you live, but here a new pair of eyeglasses, especially bi-focal or progressive lense glasses, can cost upwards of $600.  That’s quite a hit to the pocket book when you have to replace a pair unexpectedly. And if you have kids, this can happen fairly often. Well, there is an option out there for truly inexpensive eye glass replacement.

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 9.46.40 AMYou find them at and the process is simple.   You will need a copy of your eye glass lenses prescription.  Ask your Optometrist for one.  They have to give it to you.   It has to be less than two years old.  Once you have that, go create an account at Zenni.

Then upload a picture of your face looking straight at the camera, and start “trying on” glasses.

There are hundreds of options in every type of frame imaginable.  All frames that I saw were between $6.95-$45.95 with the majority of them falling right around $25-$29.

Once you have a frame you like, click forward to choose your options.  Add your lenses.13327452_10208320932874144_1657963244367896730_n  Mine are bifocal, so they cost $17.  I believe progressive lenses are $27.95.  Single vision might be $10. I didn’t check.   They automatically come with anti-scratch coating, a case, and a cleaning cloth, but you can add on tinting, anti-glare, etc.   I opted not to.  And then there is a small fee for shipping that doesn’t go up no matter how many frames you add.

My glasses, including frame, lenses, anti-scratch coating, case, cleaning cloth, and shipping cost me $41.

They came to me in about two weeks and fit perfectly.  I still swear that my prescription is even more clear than it was on my two $600 pairs.  I love them.  I rate my experience a 5 stars out of 5.

Check them out!  I think you’ll be delighted too.

(Note:  I was not paid to do this review.  I received no free merchandise.  This is a true experience.)



6 Replies to “Truly Inexpensive Eye Glass Replacement”


June 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Wow, perfect timing! I had seen an advertisement but was worried they would be terrible. Glasses here run me around 600 as well and I need a pair of sunglasses too. Now, I can buy extras because I need bifocals but have trouble using them so I constantly misplace my glasses when i take them off to read. Thanks! One question though, you know how after you buy the glasses in a shop, they adjust things. Do these need adjusting?



    June 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Mine did not, but if they did, it is really the same as the regular adjustments you make over time as they loosen. I think. Maybe?



June 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

How do they know the measurement for the line of the bifocal? Are there any special measurements they need?



June 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I have been buying my glasses from zenni for 5 years now! You can also get prescription sunglasses for cheap as well!


Terri Gaines

June 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm

I am just wondering if you have added the calendar to this blog yet. Thanks!



September 27, 2016 at 11:16 pm

In the Philippines, I do usually find this website as affordable eyeglass frame online store. 🙂


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