6 days ago i ordered two pairs of prescription glasses from zennioptical.com. Today they were delivered, FedEx style. You know people mean business when they ship stuff via FedEx…
Anyway, here i am modeling the glasses, with my hands in the ‘evil triangular temple of doom’ pose. Honestly, i didn’t spend too much time deciding what frames to get or what colours, how big etc… i just stuck to black, browsed a few pages and picked the cheapest.
Just to clarify, the ‘sunglasses’ are simply clip on sunglasses which clip on to the original glasses (top two images). I’m not a fan of clip on sunglasses myself (too delicate and fiddly), but for driving, these will do the job perfectly. I’ll just leave a set permanently in the car.
This was all more of an experiment than anything. Add in a ‘minus’ instead of a ‘plus’ on my order and the glasses would have been worthless to me. Get a mm measurement wrong and again, worthless. Thankfully, they all turned out perfect.
Some of the measurements e.g. distance between pupils i completely ‘bluffed’. That particular measurement wasn’t on my prescription so i basically stood against a mirror, put a measuring tape on the end of my nose and guesstimated what it was (65mm). I’m not sure if that’s accurate or not but the glasses turned out fine (i.e. i can see through them clearly without blur) so it must be reasonably accurate.
Anyway, i got all of this stuff delivered for under $50 which is less than €35. Here’s my order;
Frames, lenses, clip on sunglasses, Anti Reflection Coating etc… to put that in perspective, my current set of glasses (which i got last summer) cost about €180 in a local opticians. The cheapest started at €79 and as far as i know ‘Anti Reflection Coating’ alone cost €20 extra on the lenses. It costs extra on zannioptical.com, but it’s only $4.95 extra.
Sorry, Irish opticians, but you just can’t compete on price with the internet or more precisely, China. zennioptical.com, you shall be recommended from now on. Perfect service and i know where to go for my next pair of glasses