I hardly ever wear my glasses, but I did go and get looked at and a prescription before. I have two pairs I ordered from Zenni and I will say I am very happy with them when I actually wear them. My sister does wear them everyday and I believe she is also quite happy with them.
Standard lenses with extras & shipping is under $50. That is hard to beat. Infact, I don't think it can be beat.
When I had locally gotten glasses at the two pair for $78 they were $238 for the pair. Plus took the same amount of time to get them as it took a few months later to get from Zenni, about three weeks.
The under $50 glasses from Zenni were better quality then what I had purchased locally.
Wish I had seen this a few days ago.. I just ordered a pair of glasses locally for $200. Do you guys get the flexible frames? I have always hated wearing glasses since I was young. Seems like I broke every other pair. But contact lenses wouldn't be very SHTF friendly.
I have a pair of oversize lenses with plastic frames which I keep in my work shop as my work glasses. Screw them up & $30 to replace. Other glasses are the newer style flex arms & that reduces breaking glasses by atleast 50%.
I've another pair, my most expensive ones, just for driving at night. Special coating on them to reduce glare from oncoming traffic. Plus a pair of sunglasses in the truck.
Plus have about 3 pair of glasses which are old presciption which are my spares. In a few weeks will have a spare pair with last year's presciption. $25.85 for a spare pair of glasses which I ordered yesterday.
My neighbor had lasix about 10 years ago. He said he now has to use eye drops twice a day because his eyes are always dry. Also he now has to wear glasses to read. He said it cost him $3,000 per eye back then.
Plus there was a thing on the evening news a while back about lasix surgery. They concluded it was a crap shoot for long term.
i'm happy with it. I was near sighted and wore glasses since 3rd grade. got the surgery in my early 30s and I still see great. as far as dry eyes, it hasnt been a issue. I'm 45 and don't need readers.....yet!
I needed to do something bacause I couldn't wear contacts ( worked in a acid plant) and my job required me to wear full face fresh air mask on a weekly basis. the eye glass kits we were issued for the mask were crap. caused me to get a face full of H2S when the glasses kit caused the mask to break the seal. I immediately hit the purge switch but it still caused my sinuses to go into overdrive! a combo of H2S, So2, and So3 is not pleasent when it hits any moisture like your lungs, nose, throat, eyes etc... That was the day I started looking for options.....eye surgery.... new place to work... different career.
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