My husband needed glasses, as the last pair of glasses he purchased was in 1992. No Lie. There were twisty ties holding them together, rust, and scratched lenses galore. Needless to say it was time for new glasses, but alas neither he or I have vision insurance. This is where Zenni Optical enters the picture.
You can get a pair of prescription eyeglasses for $8. Yeah EIGHT DOLLARS!!!!!! So we went to the Target Optical so my husband could get an eye exam. The optometrist wrote out a prescription, and we with a quickness picked out some frames, and placed an order. My husband purchased two pairs of glasses. One pair was $15.95, his back up pair was $8.00. The site had a lot of different styles, but no brand names, I personally am not too much into brand names, so this isn't a big deal for me, even though I am still rocking my Donna Karan glasses from 1996. Yeah I rock. It takes two weeks on average to receive your order. Shipping is really cheap, it was $4.95. The glasses arrived and they were nice. Oh, I forgot to add, being all siditty like I am, I purchased two pairs as well, each pair $8.00 for myself.
Overall the glasses were good quality, and if they break or lose a screw, you won't be as upset as you can always order more online. My suggestion is to order two pairs, your everyday pair and your back up pair for your accidents. I also plan to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses for me and the hubby there as well to keep in the car while we drive. I was really impressed with the pricing and quality. I know even with insurance after you pay your co-pay for exams, I never get or even see glasses this cheap. What I usually end up spending with exam is close to $250 minimum. The glasses are always so expensive. You gotta pay out the wazoo for lenses and frames. But here, the most expensive pair of glasses seem to only run around $40.