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I was so excited when I got the opportunity to advertise for Zenni Optical.  I was just talking on Facebook about three weeks ago asking you guys what you thought of Zenni Optical. In today’s economy, I have heard more and more people trying out Zenni due to their cheap eyeglasses. I got favorable responses from you and a two thumbs up from my mom so I decided to go ahead and try them.


I somehow misplaced my pair of $230 eyeglasses (thank you insurance) from Target.  So frustrating!  I am not a huge glasses wearer, generally I just wear them at night and while driving, but I need them to give my eyes a rest from contacts daily.  So after a month of not being able to find my glasses I figured for the health of my eyes I needed to buy some.  Since this was out of my pocket, and being the frugal gal I am, I decided to give Zenni a try.  Armed with my written prescription and an uploaded picture of myself I virtually “tried on” glasses. *I will spare you the uploaded picture of me without make-up and greasy hair. The site itself is so user friendly and you can even pick the color frame you want in order to narrow down the choices.  I chose frame #273515 for $9.95. zenni frame 273515

I also added clip-on sunglasses for an additional $3.95.  Dorky I know, but I need to have sunglasses when I travel in the car.  I also upgraded my lens to the polycarbonate one because that is what my optometrist told me too and I just blindly obeyed Winking smile which added $9 to my total. $4.95 for shipping and I had a pair of glasses, out the door and to my mailbox in two weeks for $27.85.


It came via the post office in a little plastic hard case with a cleansing cloth.  Seriously for $27.85 I can buy 8 pairs of glasses from Zenni for the price I paid at Target optical.


The only con for me is that my lenses are thicker due to my prescription (-5.75 and —6.0) so if I were to wear these all the time Zenni recommends that I would have gotten the upgraded thinner lenses (for aesthetic purposes) for an additional $79.  However, since these frames I chose were a thicker plastic it hides the thicker lenses so I am fine with it.  Even so, to get a pair of glasses under $100 is pretty good nowadays.

I give Zenni a two thumbs up and I will DEFINITELY use them again and if you are my “in real life friend”, you will probably hear about them!

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  1. I wear progressive lenses (or as my family gently teases me… “trifocals”). Even with my very awesome vision insurance, I still end up with a lot out of pocket for just the glasses. All I can say about Zenni is “WOW!” I built a pair similar to the last ones from my optometrist for $39.95… about a $110 savings.

  2. We use Zenni all the time. My teenage daughter lost 3 pairs of glasses within just a few months when she first started wearing them ! And having Zenni Optical to order from sure makes it easier and more affordable to replace them plus she has lots of ones she can change them up whenever she wants. We’ve even gotten tinted lenses for sunglasses.

    I ♥ Zenni Optical !

  3. Thanks for this review. I’ve never heard of them before, but with 2 children in glass (and a hubby) finding cheaper glasses is important. I will definitely be giving them a try.

  4. For kids they are perfect. I am also loving the fact that they keep track of your order so if you do lose them you can reorder them with a click of a button.

  5. That is awesome! Yah I think because all of their glasses and lenses are made by them with no middle man they can make it cheaper.

  6. What a great tip! My husband has had the same frames for ten years – he got them in high school – and they really should be updated. I have a pair that I wear only at night that are pretty hideous. For this price, we could both get a new pair! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I heard of Zenni from My Frugal Family. I have 3 pair of glasses from them. I had to have 1 pair adjusted and took them to my local RX Optical and they adjusted them for me with no problem. I would never buy glasses from the eye doctors office again.

  8. Thank you so much for this info. We have four in the family who wear glasses. Our insurance is good but when the kids loose theirs it’s outrageous. And now my hubby and I can have more than one pair. This is so exciting. Thank you!

  9. This is awesome! Did you have to get yours adjusted at all? My ears are at different heights (ugh) and I always need them to be adjusted so they sit straight on my face. (Perhaps I could just go into a glasses store, like in the mall, and ask them to help me adjust them?

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