If you or someone in your family wear prescription eyeglasses, you will LOVE this deal. I am speaking from personal experience and I LOVE this company! If you have limited or no eye coverage, Zenni Optical is going to be your best friend!
I just ordered my daughter a pair of glasses through Zenni Optical (they’re pictured above) and they are GREAT!!! They were $9.95, frames and prescription lenses included, plus $4.95 shipping.
Yes, you read that right! Less than $15 for a pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Here’s How it Works
We recently visited the eye doctor for her annual eye checkup. It was a contact lens exam, but we asked for a copy of her prescription for glasses since it had changed since her last exam.
I used her old glasses to gauge her size. You will find some numbers inside the frame of your old glasses. Hers was 16 – 48.
- 16 is the bridge size (above the nose)
- 48 is the frame width
- You will need to ask the doctor for the Pupilary Distance (distance between the pupils, or measure yourself). You can read more on this at the Zenni website.
We wanted to go a little larger on the width since she grew, so we looked for a 16 bridge and a frame width of around 50.
*Note: If you don’t have an old pair of glasses to go from, try some on at the doctor’s office and write down the numbers on the frames.
We then uploaded a picture of her to the Zenni Optical website so we could try-on some glasses. This was really fun and she ended up finding 3 pair we loved on her. She picked the purple glasses above. I spent an additional $9 on shatterproof lenses (do not skimp on this for kid’s eyeglasses – it is the law for kids to have shatterproof lenses for safety). My total was under $24.
We received the glasses in the mail on Saturday and they were a perfect fit and a HUGE savings to our budget. I will never, EVER spend hundreds of dollars on eyeglasses again!