ordering eyeglasses online
Thanks to this community, I just placed a few different orders for eyeglasses from a few different internet companies. They have not arrived yet so I can't comment on my experiences, but I am expecting 3 pairs from Zenni Optical, 1 pair from LBW Eyewear, and 2 pairs from Goggles4U. Anyway, the point of this post is to share a couple of great sites I found that are worth reading if you are thinking of purchasing inexpensive glasses on the internet (I checked the tagged entries already and didn't see a mention of them): Glassy Eyes, an awesome blog written by one guy about his experiences, with lots of comments from readers and a forum to search through for tons of customer accounts. He also posts about discounts, sales, and coupons when they come up (check out some of the discount links on the left hand side). Eyeglass Retailer Reviews, a simple review site about the major eye wear websites, though not as complete or exciting to read as Glassy Eyes, and it looks like some of links are outdated (or the companies are no longer around). This site also lists ongoing discounts and coupon links for certain retailers. Hope this helps! By the way, I have a weird script (+4.50 in one eye, -.50 in the other, with a slight astigmatism) so I am usually conscious of lens size, due to the strong farsightedness in one eye, when ordering from brick & mortar stores. I chose not to shell out for high index lenses on most of my internet orders (except for 1) due to price, and wanting to check out the quality first. I figure I can live with a slightly thicker lens for such a cheap price. Anyone else here with a similar script that can comment on your ordering experiences? Thanks all!