November 14, 2006

New EYEGLASSES for less than you could even imagine

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:56 pm by skijumper

 Mike ‘stumbled upon’ this blog the other night about how to save money on your next pair of new eyeglasses.  It seems like this guy is trying to start a revolution in the whole eyeglass market – He just may be on to something.  After reading his news I definitely feel like buying my next pair of eyeglasses for a lot LESS!

I’ve stepped into my last eyeglasses store. I’ve been wearing glasses since junior high, and the prices have gotten outrageous. The last pair I bought at LensCrafters, in 2004, set me back about $300 and never fit properly – even after multiple trips back. They broke the last week of October.

I’ve had my eye on, and nearly purchased a pair of Silhouettes a few months back. They were the titanium hingeless variety. I priced them out at a couple of stores and with AR (anti-reflective) lenses with scratch-resistant coating, I was looking at about $500. I don’t claim to be the smartest guy in the room very often, but no way in hell was I going to buy into that.

The best deal I could find in a store for a pair (in a non-welfare frame) approached $270 — without AR lenses. That would not do either. There had to be a better alternative. I decided I was going to find the Silhouettes online. I already knew what I wanted and they’d have to be much less online. I googled — and found them — for $410ish. Not good enough. I went back to my search results. You know how google has the ads on the right side (of course you do)? I ignore them almost all the time. For some reason (my empty wallet?) I decided to click a link to Zenni Optical (a.k.a., and I kid you not —

Source: Eyeglasses Stores are for Suckers «

To read more on this topic, from the same blogger, including the eyeglass prescription law, ratings of online eyeglass purchases and horror stories… visit Glassy Eyes.




  1. Ellee said,

    Hey Robyn!

    Happy times with the glasses!

    Hope all is well with you and kids and Mike. Any chance of catching up some time Friday afternoon?

    See you soon!!

  2. Recently i found a place that is a welcome alternative to glasses stores. It is called You will find huge selection of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic)lens, tinted suglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens.

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