Mon 24 Mar 2014
After many decades of better than normal vision, I am now finally in need of glasses. I actually bought a pair of nice reading glasses a couple of years ago through my optometrist and was just SHOCKED to learn the glasses I ordered were $600. While insurance paid for most of it, I thought it was still ridiculous that glasses should cost $600 so I decided I would search for a cheaper alternative online.
I ended up finding several low cost internet shops and settled on Zenni Optical for their somewhat good reviews. Big Mistake! While the glasses only cost me $70, they are barely useable. There is a large distortion on both lenses. I complained to Zenni Optical and they did give me an RMA number but when I recently got the glasses back, they’re still unusable. This is after waiting weeks for the first bad lenses to arrive only to follow that up with several more weeks of waiting for the same horrible lenses.
I am wearing them right now and I might as well be looking through Coke bottles. Lessons learned here is don’t get ripped off by low cost glasses. I’ll probably just go to Costco next time and get a new pair from their through my insurance program.