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Old 05-18-2008, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Eyeglasses........ugh.............

well I am now just over 31 years old.

At 30 it was like someone fliped a switch, and I had a hard time seeing street signs.

well I struggled through it for a year and it was not untill I needed to renew my drivers licence that I did any thing about it.

I went to "America's Best" for their $69.99 special.......
after everything was done and said the total was about $140!

I was not pleased I argued and complained about the classic
"Bait and Switch" that they attemped to do..

After I was done I left with simple plastic lenses that had no coatings on them what so ever, they were scratched before they even reached my front door.

I started to search for placec that offer QUALITY eyeglasses at a decent price

I googled a few places

and I ran across

http://zennioptical.com/cart/home.php


I am very pleased with this company

I ordered a pair of titanium framed eyeglasses with every coating other than auto shading,
and a pair of matching clip on sun shades for less than $30 shipped to my door

the product is great
the prices are just amazing

sorry for the rant but I hate to see people get screwed over by companies that all they want is to turn a profit
on something that is needed for everyday life

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Old 05-18-2008, 03:49 AM   #2
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It's almost worth the $8 to see what a guy gets!

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:03 AM   #3
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http://zennioptical.com/cart/product...&cat=24&page=1
these were the frames I ordered

I bought the sunshades $3.95
The anti reflective coating $4.95
scratch and uv coating is included for free

the total was $29.80 shipped to my front door
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:11 AM   #4
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You're happy with them? I thought you were posting a joke. I just paid about $800 for my glasses and I had to have them redone 5 times. I'm still not overjoyed but I got sick of running back and forth to see what they screwed up this time.

So did you just send in your prescription and they made them? Have you compared them to regular high-priced glasses?

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:13 AM   #5
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I love them they are really light weight and fet very well

I was not posting this as a joke

sorry if you were misled

but I do really enjoy these

I hope that the website posted helps others

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I was not posting this as a joke

sorry if you were misled

but I do really enjoy these

I hope that the website posted helps others
Not at all. I'm a serious bargain hunter too. I never buy brand name drugs when there's a generic equivalent available. I wonder how prevalent buying glasses over the Internet is? I won't be going back to my provider so what I thought was a joke may turn out to be a real money saver. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:56 AM   #7
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I've heard from some folks who have placed orders with Hong Kong based mail order eyeglass places, and most of them seem satisfied with the quality of the product for the price.

About five years ago, I bought a pair of Swissflex rimless glasses with polycarbonate lenses and the top-of-the-line lens coating from a local place. They're the same as the ones Jamie wears on Mythbusters - different color and shape, but the same material. They may have cost a pretty penny, but they're the best glasses I've ever owned. I've sat on them, the dog's chewed on them, and I've even dropped them on concrete once or twice - there's still not a scratch on them, and they're exactly the same as they were the day I picked them up.

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:12 AM   #8
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That memory/flexy titanium is frickin' sweet....crumple them up into a ball and they still go back to normal

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The online places that sell dirt cheap eyeglasses are a real deal. I've never ordered a pair since I wear contacts 99% of the time. The other 1% I just swap the lenses in a pair of frames I've had for 5 years. SWMBO is thinking about picking up a cheap pair after her next appointment for her 1% of wearing glasses.

http://www.43folders.com/2007/11/29/...-40-eyeglasses

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Old 05-18-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
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I have actually used that site as well (for some prescription sunglasses), and was pleased with the results.

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