Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Eyes Have It

For the last ten years, I have been lucky enough to have had the same vision prescription.  As luck would have it, I had an eye appointment last Thursday & found out my vision rx had indeed changed. Darn it!  I have worn contacts for 27 years and wear them 99.99% of the time. Unfortunately, I can no longer wear my contacts all day long & must wear glasses most of the time.
The good thing about this is that I get new frames. A friend told me about Zenni Optical. It's a discount online eyeglass store. She told me she had purchased several pair of eyeglasses for less than one pair at Costco. I checked the site out & she was right! I priced frames/lenses at Costco & the one pair I liked came out to about $122.00. I priced several frames/lenses (with lens upgrade) at Zenni Optical & it was so much  more affordable.
I ordered 4 pair of glasses from Zenni Optical. I was lucky enough that this week (thru the 22nd), Zenni Optical has a buy one, get one sale! The four pair of glasses cost me $87.00 with s/h!
The fun of Zenni Optical is that you can upload a photo of yourself & try on different frames. If you don't have a photo, use one of theirs.

To order from Zenni Optical, I needed a pupilary distance number. I measured with my sewing measuring tape & didn't get an acurate number. I also tried a downloadable PD ruler from the site. I checked it against my ruler & they didn't match.  So I stopped at Costco  & asked someone in the vision department to measure it for me. I used that number for Zenni Optical. 

Check out Zenni Optical. If you don't order any frames, at least upload a photo of yourself & try on the frames. It's endless entertainment!

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